There’s nothing like those fresh notebooks and sharp pencils that mark the beginning of another year. But getting ready to head back to school takes a lot more than nostalgia. Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different things to help with getting organized, packing lunches and staying on top of things. These products are by far my favorite picks for a smoother back to school season.
The Ready Set Go! Board. Set your kids up for independence! Use this tool with little ones to help them manage their morning routines. The picture icons are perfect for pre-readers and children feel pretty darn good about themselves when they have big kid responsibilities. Ready Set Go! Board
Laptop Lunches® Litterless lunches are the way to go. This reusable bento-ware lunch system makes it a snap. We’ve been using this product for years and while we still wish all those lunches would just pack themselves, having Laptop Lunches to work with is the next best thing. laptoplunches.com
Snack Bags. Snacks happen, so make sure you have somewhere to pack them. Itzy Ritzy’s Snack Happened™ reusable and washable snack bags are a great eco-friendly option for snacks, sandwiches, fruit, school lunches, mini first aid kits, cell phones, crayons – and anything else you can think of! itzyritzy.com
Eco Vessel. Rather than sending juice to school, pack your child’s bag with a reusable water bottle. Eco Vessel makes great stainless steel water bottles in sizes perfect for kids. Plus, they have a lot of fun designs & colors and they’re leak-proof! Which means your little ones can enjoy water or smoothies on the go without you worrying about wet artwork or soggy lunches. ecovessel.com
Airbac Backpack. Worried about the heavy backpacks your youngsters are carrying around? It’s no wonder the Airbac is a PTPA winner—this little beauty was designed for comfort, with the majority of the weight lifted off the upper back and shoulders of the wearer, where most pain is felt. It spreads the weight across the entire back and your kids will notice the difference! airbac.com
Net Nanny. Net Nanny is an authority on internet security for families, protecting viewers from porn, cyber bullying, online predators and more. Start the new school year feeling confident that your kids are safe online. netnanny.com