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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

    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 Woodbridge 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 today.

    • 237 Woodbridge Center Dr Routes 1 & 9 Routes 1 & 9
    • Woodbridge, NJ 07095
    • (732) 636-2450

      Please visit your local store at 150 Woodbridge Ctr Ct in Woodbridge 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.

      • 150 Woodbridge Ctr Ct
      • Woodbridge, NJ 07095
      • (732) 602-5000

        Please visit your local store at 1550 St George Ave in Avenel or call us at (732) 574-3500 for more details about holiday hours and deals! For nearly 50 years, Kmart has provided its customers competitive prices with a huge selection of inventory. Offering exceptional products ranging from clothing to electronics & video games, Kmart also offers a great selection of popular brands such as Sofia Vergara, Chef Gordon Ramsay, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer and Route 66. On top of the great value and product selection that Kmart offers, Shoppers can also find services such as Kmart Pharmacy and Photo Processing.

        • 1550 St George Ave
        • Avenel, NJ 07001
        • (732) 574-3500

          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 Menlo Park 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 today.

          • 275 Parsonage Road Menlo Park Mall Menlo Park Mall
          • Edison, NJ 08837
          • (732) 549-4400

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