Back to School Essentials Through the Ages
Tis the season! Back to School is just around the corner in our part of Pennsylvania and it's a big year for us to gear up. I've got a 3 year old son entering preschool and my little girl starts Kindergarten in just 10 days.
As a kid I always loved prepping for back to school - from buying new clothes to finding just the perfect Trapper Keeper. And now as a Mom, I feel that same tingle of excitment thinking about the year ahead and what school supplies will make the year just right for my own kids.
For the littles....
It's all about the perfect lunch tote and a mini sized backpack just right for those tiny pre-school sized kids. We heart the affordable finds from Skip Hop. Lunch totes like these for just $14 and matching backpacks for only $20.
For the Elementary School aged Kids.....
It's all about a hip backpack and just the right themed folders, notebooks, pencils and pads. From Hello Kitty to Batman to the Smurfs, your kids will be begging for paper products splashed with their fave characters.
As for unusual and super hip backpacks, this find from Chasing Fireflies is all the rage.
For the tweens and teens......
It's all about high tech gadgets, cool cell phones, and wearing just the right threads. Fashion is important to kids of all ages and the trends the older ones are wearing trickle down even to my 6 year old. Stores like 77kids, owned by American Eagle, have all the new trends - and this year punk is totally in. From mohawks to feathers in your hair. From skulls & cross bones for both boys and girls. Sparkly scarves, distressed denim, and jeggings for the girls are very cool and totally in.
Check out my almost 6 year old sporting the cool new fashions as she gears up for her first year in Elementary school. Youthful looking but still totally the trends for you'll see the older kids wearing this season as they pine for looks that are in style and perfectly cool.