The end of the summer is drawing near, and you know what that means — a new school season is almost here. In the midst of summer road tripping and enjoying the warmer weather, it’s easy for this time of year to sneak up on us quickly. We find ourselves running to our local stores a week prior to our kids starting class, stocking up on all the goodies they need for a successful school year. To help you take some of the guesswork out of your shopping list this year, we’re drawing your attention to 14 new gadgets and school supplies that will get them excited to return back to class.
Keeping flash cards organized is not easy. The order of them can get mixed around, or students can easily misplace them too. With these binder ring alternatives, students are set up for success. They can order their flash cards how they’d like to, flip through them with ease and store them neatly in their backpacks when they need to.
Having a lap desk is ideal for working from home or on-the-go before, during or after school hours. It gives students the flexibility to complete homework or school projects where they’d like — be it from their bed, backyard or friends’ houses too.
If you’re looking for a new lamp for your kid’s room that is just as stylish as it is purposeful, look no further than the iEGrow Desk Lamp. This multi-purpose item functions as a lamp, pencil holder and power supply. When it’s not being used, it spruces up any space with its plant-like appearance.
We’re all guilty of misspelling or answering questions wrong sometimes. This school year, save your children from having to scratch out their mistakes by equipping them with these erasable gel pens. P.S. They’re perfect for writing tests or exams, when writing in pen is required.
This may look like a typical planner, but we assure you that it’s not. With this agenda, students can keep track of their academic commitments as well as their stresses. They can jot down what they need to do on a weekly or monthly basis, and journal on their free time to keep their mental health in check.
If you’re looking for new ways to encourage your kids to pick up a book and read, the Kindle (Kids Edition) is a great go-to. With an entire library of books to choose from, they’ll find a novel that interests them right from home. It’s free of distracting apps, and even has its own built in dictionary and parental controls.
This dry-erase whiteboard is an easy solution for little ones who need a reminder to stay on track with homework or school commitments. Hang it in their room or on the kitchen fridge, and have them jot down their project deadlines or due dates.
If your child wears glasses and has been complaining about them falling down, this SpecStick Glasses Wax may be the solution that you’ve been searching for. This beeswax-based product can be applied on both sides of the nose to keep kids’ glasses in place.
Quit buying cases of plastic water bottles each year and invest in a S’well stainless steel drinking vessel instead. All of their products are reusable and double-wall insulated, keeping drinks cold and condensation-free. Say goodbye to water bottles getting homework wet for good.
Great for those who suffer from anxiety or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this 12-sided fidget cube comes with multiple triggers for your child to play with when they need a release of energy. They can keep it on their desks at home or bring it with them to school if they’re allowed to.
The PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag is the solution every parent has been looking for to keep food fresh and cool. Just place the lunch bag in the freezer the night prior to your child going to school and you’re good to go.
Talk about mutli-purposeful — this smartpen captures everything you hear, write and draw on Livescribe paper and transfers it directly onto your electronic devices. Students can record audio simultaneously as they write with the Livescribe+ app, allowing them to add voice to their lecture or class notes. With a variety of other cool technological features, it makes learning and note-taking a breeze.
Save the trees and stop your frivolous spending on new notebooks each year. Stylish and sustainable, the Rocketbook is a totally reusable notebook that allows students to save their work digitally after each use. After a full day of note-taking, students can scan the QR code on the inside pages and upload their work onto their electronic devices. Once uploaded, students can wipe away their work and use the pages all over again.
If your kid is old enough to have a phone of their own, you may want to invest in this sanitization device. Using UV light, this wireless box kills up to 99.99% of germs that linger on all sides of your kid’s cell. It’s small enough to store in a backpack, locker, desk or to carry on-the-go.
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