Essential Back-to-School Products for Your Children

List: Posted: 03/28/11

For children, half the fun of a new school year is the back-to-school shopping. It’s an opportunity for them to get psyched up to do their best, no matter what grade they’re in. Because the classroom supply budget at most schools is dwindling at a rapid pace, you can really do your part by having your children show up for class with the most essential products.

Some teachers prefer that students use mechanical pencils. Why? When children are constantly getting up to sharpen the old-fashioned kind, they are interrupting the whole class. Mechanical pencils last much longer. If your child prefers the old-fashioned style, just make sure that he or she has a portable pencil sharpener that can store the shavings, so he or she won't make a mess and waste more time cleaning up afterward.

All children need quality backpacks to ensure that they can haul their stuff around without it getting lost or damaged. Some kids prefer a themed backpack, but make sure that it is designed to protect their growing backs. Overloading a cheap backpack with books every school day is a sure-fire way to ensure your child winds up at the doctor with strained back muscles or compressed spinal discs.

 

To counteract this, wheeled bags and backpacks are allowed at some schools, as long as they are small enough to store in lockers or in the homeroom.

Many children have special needs, and if yours do, make sure that you’re working with the teacher to provide the most vital products. For example, some kids prefer a very quiet environment for test-taking, so noise-canceling headphones may help them. Children with autism who dislike writing may prefer to use a small used laptop to type their stories or answers. Some schools may have grant money available if these products are too expensive for your budget.

Savvy back-to-school products don’t have to be expensive or lavish – they just have to make sense for your child’s particular needs.

Department Stores

    Please visit your local store at 21000 Dulles Town Circle in Sterling for more details about values and deals! Sears for the past 100+ years has provided its customers with great products and service. Sears has a huge range of products in Appliances, Tools, Lawn & Garden, Clothing, Electronics and more. With many brands within its Stores, Sears also has reputable house-brands such as Kenmore, Craftsman and Diehard and the newest and latest addition, Kardashian Kollection. Customers will find brand variety, customer satisfaction and excellent service at any Sears Store.

    • 21000 Dulles Town Cir
    • Sterling, VA 20166
    • (703) 421-5900

      JCPenney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, is dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value. Across approximately 1,100 stores and online, customers will discover a broad assortment of national, private and exclusive brands to fit all shapes, sizes,colors and wallets. Plan your trip to JCPenney in Sterling today!

      • 21030 Dulles Town Cir
      • Sterling, VA 20166
      • (703) 421-6572

        Macy's, established in 1858, is the Great American Department Store - an iconic retailing brand over 740 stores operating coast-to-coast and online. Macy's in Dulles offers a first class selection top fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Estee Lauder & Levis. In addition to shoes and clothing, Macy's has a wide variety of housewares, gifts and furniture. Plan your visit today. Macy's Dulles offers a first class selection of top fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Estee Lauder & Levis. In addition to shoes and clothing, Macy's has a wide variety of housewares, gifts and furniture. Plan your visit to 21060 Dulles Town Circle Dulles VA 20166 today.

        • 21060 Dulles Town Cir
        • Dulles, VA 20166
        • (703) 421-4814

          Kohl's department stores are stocked with everything you need for yourself and your home – apparel for women, kids and men, plus home products like small electrics, luggage and more. At Kohl’s department stores, we offer not only the best merchandise at the best prices, but we're always working to make your shopping experience truly enjoyable. From petites to plus sizes, casual jeans to cocktail dresses, and boots to athletic shoes, Kohl’s has the women’s and men’s clothing and accessories that will keep you comfortable and stylish at any occasion. Stock up on basics for the whole family with kids clothes, or replenish your wardrobe with fresh new tees, dresses and suits. Update your home and turn to Kohl’s for beautiful, versatile furniture, home décor and linens. Add color with new bedding or throw pillows and redecorate with picture frames, wall art and area rugs. For every family member, for every room of your home, Kohl’s has what you need to keep you and your loved ones outfitted in style.

          • 21245 Signal Hill Plz
          • Sterling, VA 20164
          • (703) 430-3487

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