My youngest son started his first day of school last week, while my daughter starts her first day next week and my oldest in two weeks. To say we have been busy with back to school shopping is an understatement. Today, I wanted to share with you, some of our very favorite back to school essentials!
In this day in age, most of our kids are familiar with screen time. Many schools incorporate computer time in class and some even have iPads for the kids! In my own eye health journey, I recently became aware of how harmful the light from these types of devices can be on our eyes. Because I work from my smart phone and computer daily, I searched and searched for glasses that contained UV and Blue Blockers and you wouldn’t believe how hard of a time I had with that. Thankfully, finding these types of glasses for our children are not as much of a struggle. Zenni Optical carries kids glasses that have UV and Blue Blockers to protect your kid’s eyes against harmful light, with or without a prescription. My daughter is obsessed with her new glasses and I have to say, I think she looks pretty stinkin’ cute with them on! I would definitely recommend these glasses to parents.
Scissors from Westcott are known to be the world’s favorite scissors and I can definitely see why, especially with their manufacturers lifetime warranty. I love the variety of options they have to choose from and that I can get a pair for myself, as well as my children. My kids work very well with their Titanium Bonded Blunt Tip Scissors. I personally love the ergonomic design that allows it to be used on both the left and right hand, depending on your needs. Check out their wide variety of scissors by clicking here.
BLOT school supplies are so much fun! We love the color they bring into our life and to be honest, I may be just as excited about them as my kids. As soon as I showed my daughter our new collection, she immediately went for the mini gel pens as well as the mini highlighters. I don’t think she has put them down since they arrived. You can check out all of my favorite Blot supplies here:
OshKosh B’gosh has the cutest children’s clothing from sizes 3 months up to size 14. We have long been fans of Osh Kosh B’gosh because they offer a variety of fun prints with endless style options. They are perhaps best known for their kids jeans. Our latest finds for the back to school season included this adorable floral skirt with a matching long sleeve striped shirt and adorable military green cargo jacket that any girl would be sure to love.
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These kids hair products are a game changer! If you have a child with long hair, you may be familiar with the daily struggle to keep the hair brushed and mess-free. Its a constant struggle for us. We tried the Morning Miracle Mousse Styling Spray on my daughter and absolutely loved it! Bonus points for being non-aerosol and alcohol-free! The spray really helped keep the fly aways to a minimum while protecting my daughters hair and scalp from damaging sun rays. I also used the Wacky Wax Medium Hold Pomade on my youngest son and I loved the results! We definitely have a new morning routine before school now. You can check out the full range of Snip-its kids natural hair products here.
We can never say enough good praise for Sprout Organic Curlz. These organic curlz are plant-powered, made from organic chickpeas and lentils. My kids are obsessed with them and are always requesting that I add a bag to their school lunch. I have to admit, I actually enjoy a bag here and there myself! My youngest son is also a huge fan of the Sprout Organic Crispy Chews and loves sharing them with his younger cousins when they come to visit. They are made with a full serving of real fruits and veggies. I have written of our love for Sprout snacks in the past and just honestly love that they are made with REAL ingredients, are USDA certified organic and non-GMO.
I’d love to know, have your children started school yet this yaer? What some of your favorite back to school essentials? Tell me in the comments below!