Babyganics Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is a hot topic these days, but not all of them are suitable for children. Babyganics offers an alcohol-free hand sanitizer made specifically for little ones. It is offered in a mandarin scent and also comes fragrance-free for sensitive children. Besides this hand sanitizer’s ability to kill 99.9 percent of germs, the panda packaging makes it a pretty cute staple for any kid’s school supplies.
Sneaker LAB Wipes
The amazing, ultra-green Sneaker LAB wipes clean more than just shoes — they also clean devices, countertops, hands, car interiors and even clothing! You know that good kind of bacteria that nature uses to biodegrade organic waste? Sneaker LAB converted it into a formula that cleans at a hyper-accelerated rate. Their solutions are biodegradable and packed in materials all suited for recycling.
Funkins Face Masks
Staying safe is always a No. 1 priority. That’s why Funkins has created bright and planet-friendly face masks for children. With their lovable and eco-conscious children’s brand already making beautifully crafted children’s placemats and lunch bags, Funkins’ face masks allow children to express themselves through fun designs. With seven total prints, children can choose between ladybugs, koalas or even ninjas!
Disney Face Masks
Just because Disneyland is closed, it doesn’t mean kids can’t enjoy the magic at home. Disney is offering specially designed face masks with themes from your favorite movies. So whether your kids want to match their favorite superheroes or rock Pixar characters, they can express themselves through any print.
shopdisney.com, $19.99 for four-pack
Pixel Eyewear Blue Light Glasses for Kids
Get proactive this year and protect the health of your student’s eyes with blue light glasses from Pixel Eyewear. Pixel Eyewear offers a variety of fashionable frames to fit both kids and adults, but most importantly, they have their eyes in mind with breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint.
Keep kids safe on their smart devices with Kinzoo — a new kid-safe messenger that turns screen time into family time. It’s a secure space where families can share messages, pictures and videos with those who matter most. The founder is a father who was searching for a better, safer way to introduce tech to his daughter — one that’s designed for kids, made for families and built with parents in mind. Kinzoo isn’t like other messengers. Its secure invitation system gives parents complete control over who their kids can connect with, and innovative safety features like Drop-in Mode let parents easily check in on their activity.
kinzoo.com, download free
Osmo Genius Starter Kits
Osmo hopes to combat the stress of parents-turned-teachers during students’ at-home studies. With two different starter kits for students ages 3-5 and 6-10, Osmo provides exciting and engaging hands-on learning for all children. Compatible with iPad and Fire Tablets, Osmo’s starter kits offer four games that range from building the ABCs to experimenting with your own costume party.
Square Panda Multisensory Playset 2.0
Learning the alphabet should be fun, and that’s exactly what Square Panda has set out to do. Square Panda makes learning exciting for children. The Square Panda Multisensory Playset 2.0 allows children ages 2-8 to play and learn with 46 smart letters that they can place on a sturdy workstation to play interactive games. These games are available through the App Store or Google Play, and pair with the letters and workstation.
Little Partners Deluxe Learn ‘N Play Art Center Easel
Let your child’s imagination run wild with the Little Partner’s Deluxe Learn ‘N Play Art Center Easel. Featuring a chalkboard, magnetic dry erase board and a parchment paper feeder, the options for creativity are endless. The easel features storage bins that allow children to store art supplies, as well as a sturdy frame that is sure to endure for years. Available in multiple colors.
Circuit Blox 4
Is STEM in your child’s future? Then consider the Circuit Blox 4, a 10-part kit that provides hours of educational play for children 5 and up. With this kit, kids can build four different projects ranging from a fiber-optic tree to a flying fan. This exciting kit also offers color-changing LED lights that flash when assembled properly. If your child is looking for a thrilling, hands-on project, then the Circuit Blox 4 is their best friend.
CreateOn Magna-Tiles School Bus
Getting creative is easy with these Magna-Tiles, which allow your children to build and let their imagination loose! Magna-Tiles provide an exciting, hands-on experience for children ages 3 and up. With these structures, children are able to build a school bus, spaceship or even a lemonade stand. Magna-Tiles structures are built out of magnetic tiles, with one side built out of numbers and symbols. They not only allow your kids to unleash their creativity, but help children learn numbers and basic math skills.
Yumbox Bento Box
Packing lunches safely is every parent’s priority, and with Yumbox bento boxes, sanitary and fuss-free lunch gear, parents don’t have to worry. Yumbox’s bento boxes are compartmentalized into six sections and have one large attached lid. This makes it easier for parents to clean effectively and prevent children from losing smaller lids. With so many colors and themes to choose from, kids can decide if they want a bento box with flamingos, astronauts or even a Parisian theme!
SuperBee Wax Wraps
SuperBee Wax Wraps are the ethical way to reduce plastic waste while keeping foods fresh and contained, perfect for back-to-school snacks and lunches. Each wax wrap is handmade from 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton, sustainably-harvested beeswax, organic coconut oil, tree resin and most importantly, lots of love. The wax wraps keep food clean and protected while the coconut oil and tree resin make the wraps sticky so they easily shape around the food or dish.
superbee.me, Beeginner Set $17.98-$20
Dabbawalla Lunch Bags
No one likes a lunch turned cold, that’s why Dabbawalla lunch bags provide easy-to-clean insulated lunch bags for children. The lunch bags are crafted with sustainable foam material that is certified free of over 100 harmful chemicals. These lunch bags can easily be thrown into the wash.
Children’s backpacks can be a hassle to clean, especially with fabrics that aren’t machine-washable. But Jujube backpacks take the fuss out of cleaning out children’s backpacks. With their machine-washable fabric and lifetime warranty, you can easily throw your child’s bag in the wash at the end of the day. Jujube Backpacks provide a padded back panel that help to prevent bacteria and mold growth.
Go Happy Kids Travel Tray
Give children a clean, contained space to do their homework, create, play and eat. California-based Go Happy Kids Travel Tray has endless and simple ways to spark creativity. It weighs only one pound and easily slides into backpacks. The optional adjustable strap helps it stay put when placed on a tabletop. It has a raised border and grippy, silicone liner to keep things like crayons from rolling off while offering plenty of space for a cup, toys, coloring books, electronics and more. The ABS plastic surface also functions as a dry erase whiteboard and easily wipes off for a germ-free surface.
By Diana Jarrah