Elementary School Kids
Back-to-school time is a blast with the latest trends in educational toys, supplies, and more.
Everything old is new again, with Vans slip-ons being a gotta-have it for every cool kid’s wardrobe. The new Hello Kitty styles are sure to have girls squealing with delight, and boys will pair their skinny jeans with the classic checkerboard styles.
Moms have their Kindles and nooks. Now kids can be part of the eBook revolution with the Vtech V.Reader, an interactive system that offers fully narrated and animated stories to take your child from pre-reader to book lover in record time.
What kid doesn't love a good card game? Help yours learn about the solar system with the fast-paced Linkology Card Game. Besides getting the facts on outer space, players also build their vocabulary while having loads of fun.
Lockers have to hold much more than books, so pick up a Stacking Locker Shelf to help your student have a clean and organized space at school. These stackable PVC-coated wire shelves are sold in sets of two, and measure 12" between each unit to provide enough space for shoes, supplies and more.
Every fall, you get a new lunchbox with the character du jour, only to have your child wanting a new one before Halloween even hits. Little ones can have a different design as often as they want with yubo, the BPA-free lunchbox with changeable faceplates. Use your own image or pick from yubo’s designs, then select from their custom containers and icepacks to keep meals fresh on the go.
Required reading time becomes much more fun with the Mark My Time Bright Color Bookmark. Its built-in digital clock lets young readers know when they've accomplished their work, which encourages them to make daily reading a rewarding habit.
With the huge amount of books and supplies kids bring to school each day, they need a backpack that can truly handle the load. The J World Lollipop Rolling Backpack has air-mesh cushioned straps for carrying it comfortably on the back, and a pop-up handle and wheels for days that call for rolling everything to school. The included matching lunch bag completes the look.
The skinny denim look definitely has legs, with the trend soldiering on into the new school year. Girls will rock ultra-slim jeggings (aka jean leggings) while boys keep it skater-cool with super skinnies.
From educational toy expert LeapFrog comes the LeapPad Explorer, a tablet that teaches a wide-encompassing curriculum that will have your child laughing and learning at the same time. Downloadable apps and a built-in camera and video recorder mean it’s a must-have for every young techie.