I teamed up with The Hopping Bloggers for this Back to School Guide! All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2017 Back to School Essentials List! Mama’s Geeky is bringing you everything that you need for a successful year at school! Back to school can be stressful for parents as well as kids – so I have put together some items that will make getting ready easier and quicker! Each item on this guide was personally tested and/or approved by Mama’s Geeky and/or her children. This guide may contain affiliate links.
Teach My Yoga Mat
Hot Dots Jr. Succeeding in School
Magnetic Game Box ABC & 123
Slammers Superfood Snacks
After a long day at school, kids need to refuel with the right nutrition to power through their homework and after-school sports, and I have a little known A+ After school snack to share, a snack is so good it should be considered cheating. It’s juicy. It’s fruity. And it’s packed with superfoods and 500mg of omega-3s. Bonus points: it’s crumb-less. Perfect for after-school lunches and sports, Slammers Super Food Snacks by Go Gourmet just released a new Slammers Snack flavor for 2017: Amped. Created to be delicious, easily digestible, and instant fuel for active kids, Amped, in addition to their full-line of flavors, is packed with protein and nutrients to keep kids energized, fueled, and focused.
Bitsbox – Coding for Kids
Learning shouldn’t end at school. Fill up your weekends, school nights, and holiday breaks with a fun educational subscription box for kids – Bitsbox. This monthly subscription box will teach children to code in an easy and fun way! Maybe you’ll also learn a thing or two. Designed for children ages 6-14, Bitsbox is made to appeal to boys and girls – no coding experience needed. Your children will learn to make their very own apps that they can play on the computer, tablet, or phone! Every month will feature a new project for children to indulge in.
Coupon Code: Use code BACK2SCHOOL for 20% off first subscription. Exp. 10/1
ClakIt Backpack Clips
A new backpack is a back-to-school essential that parents purchase for their child every year because of the convenience it provides of keeping your child’s hands free and their belongings in one place. This year make their bag more convenient with ClakIt accessories. The clip-on accessories attach to the front straps of a backpack and securely hold items that you would like your child to have access to without them having to remove their backpack every time they need the item. The interchangeable pouches can hold items such as: water bottle, writing utensils, pocket tissues or any other compact school supply your child needs to have readily available.
The Creation Crate curriculum focuses on introducing new concepts every month that build on the concepts learned from the months before. The projects you receive will increase in difficulty each month. By the end of our 24 month curriculum, you’ll be fluent in the language of technology! This is a great subscription for kids that are interested in technology.
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Dorm
Your little builder will enjoy building and playing with this detailed dorm room for Wonder Woman, as they help protect Wonder Woman’s Golden Lasso from the Kryptomite! This set is a stand-alone model but can also connect with 41232 Super Hero High School to expand the action-packed play of the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls.
All Ready For Kindergarten
Preparing for school doesn’t have to be a chore with the All Ready for Kindergarten set from Learning Resources. This kit includes kindergarten essentials conveniently bundled in a sturdy carrying case for learning at home or on the go. The Parent Guide is easy-to-follow to help parents ease children into grade-appropriate subjects through engaging activities and games that progressively get more difficult.
August is Family Fun Month and the perfect time to do outdoor activities and go on adventures with your family before the chillier weather puts a damper on your plans soon. Using your smartphone to take family pictures, the GPS or letting your kids borrow it to play a game or read can end up draining your battery quickly. The HubXtra from myCharge features built-in Apple Lightning and Micro-USB cables and has prongs on the back of the unit to directly charge it from a wall outlet, meaning it’s one less thing parents have to remember to bring along.
Fraggle Rock Backpack Clips
Super Impulse and The Jim Henson Company have partnered to bring your favorite Fraggle characters out of their caves and to life. Fraggle Rock is based on the iconic HBO show from the mid-Eighties, with the quirky Muppet-like characters that people know and love: Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley and Boober. Whether outdoors or indoors, you can now take Red and Gobo with you wherever you go with the 4″ Plush Backpack Clips.
StemBox – STEM learning kits
Each month StemBox delivers hands-on STEM learning to girls 8-13. Girls also receive exposure to some of today’s most inspiring women in STEM through educational videos and interviews. At StemBox, they believe in breaking down stereotypical ideas about gender and toys. They love it when we see boys asking for their own StemBoxes and becoming young STEMinists. Science is for everyone! However, due to the lack of girls in STEM it is clear that action needs to be taken to reach out to girls who may not think science is for them by meeting them where their interests currently lie. And sometimes that means adding a bit of pink!
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Hollywood Critics Association and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.