As you are getting your elementary school student ready for the new school year, its important for a dad to know what kids need for school supplies, and what are the best buys. Listen to what experienced fathers of elementary students suggest are on the must buy list for back to school supplies this year.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, approximately 3,400 children were treated in emergency rooms in 1999 for injuries related to backpacks. Many orthopedic surgeons will tell parents to limit backpack weight to 20% of their body weight to prevent injuries. Many parents are considering the new wheeled backpacks. Here are the top five rolling backpacks for parents to consider.
School kids often need a stapler at school, but sometimes the traditional mini-stapler becomes a weapon in the classroom. This staple free stapler by Made by Humans, will securely fasten up to 5 sheets of paper without staples.
Nothing is more maddening for a child than to be coloring and have the crayons roll off the desk or table while they are working. These novel crayons arent really round--they are more octagonal, so they dont roll away as easily. A great invention for elementary aged children everywhere.
If you remember the frustration of forgetting your locker combination at school, at the gym or on your bicycle lock, you are of the same mind of the makers of the Wordlock. This lock, rather than using numbers, uses letters and your child can set their own combination "word" so it is easier to remember.
Bell is the major manufacturer of bicycle helmets, and kids love the Citi. It looks really cool, and if your child is riding a bike to school, a helmet is a must.
Kids who attend elementary school will almost always have a project using play dough. The Crayola brand dough is easy to use and soft on little fingers. And it comes in bright colors.
Our children go through these notebooks like they are going out of style. Every teacher wants a notebook for every subject (usually in different colors so they can tell them apart. So stock up.
The experienced dad knows that Post It Notes are essential for any elementary student. And the new Super Sticky variety are even better than the regular version. They stay attached longer, so notes about homework and reminders to pay school lunch money actually make it to school!
Binders are a must every year for school, and Avery makes some very long lasting binders that might actually make it through the school year. And they have a clear transparent cover and spine so you can slip in a title for the binder (and change them out midway through the year).
Lots of us dads grew up with Elmers glue during our school days. Well, it is still around, and in the glue stick form, it is still among the best made.