*This blog is sponsored by Babblebox however all thoughts are my own*
It’s back to school time and I wanted share with y’all some of my favorite items that are a must have for this back to school season. From lunch bags to shoes, these items are some of our absolute favorites. Each item in this amazing box of goodies that Babblebox provided will be highlighted and I am going to tell you why they are a total must have for this school year and even, beyond.
Stride Rite Shoes
Stride Rite shoes have been around since I was a kid, but this particular one that Giovanni wears is found in Target and is the brand Surprise by Stride Rite. Same brand we know and love but conveniently located for us mommas right in Target. Our favorite store ladies! Giovanni is wearing the Surprize sneaker in the color Flynn black. Perfect for him to run around with at his school for Pre-K. They are machine-washable so they stand up to wear and tear plus the anti-microbial lining helps repel those yucky smells that come along with wearing shoes for long periods of time.
Funkins Lunchbags, placemats and napkins
The Funkins lunchbags, napkins and placemats are all eco-friendly are reusable. A mom, just like us, saw a need for some cute designs in the cloth napkin world and came up with the idea for Funkins. With a Montessori background, my heart loves knowing that I am giving my kids something they can take to school that is helping with the environment and also teaching them to be less wasteful. The cloth napkins not only work for inside their lunchbags but also for at home. We use the cloth placemats more at home than we do for lunch time at school but, they are absolutely important as well!
Yipes Disinfecting wipes
Kids are messy, am I right? The Yipes wipes are plant-based whenever possible and responsibly sourced so that you know your littles are wiping their hands and face with not only something that is going to help clean them up but also something that is safe for their skin to touch.
Their mission is to help kids take responsibility when it comes to hygiene and make it something that they look forward to. I use the individually packed ones in their Funkins lunch bag by adding a few to the pouch located inside. At home, we use the canister for dinner time and weekend food clean ups. Plus, I throw some of the individual ones in my diaper bag for when we are on the go. This product is one thing mamas should have on them at all times! Use the code YakToSchool for 15% off site wide.
Banana Panda educational activities
These two educational boxes from Banana Panda are perfect for Giovanni who is learning all new things in his Pre-K class. From the Observation Puzzle Space 4+ to the Suuuper Size Memory Game Wild Animals 2+, he is able to challenge his mind and we can also learn while playing. I strongly believe that the best learning can be done through play!
I also love that the outer space puzzle came with a huge poster that he can try to follow for putting the puzzle together. The super sized memory game makes it easy for his little hands to turn the cards over as well! Use the code playandlearn for 15% off, valid July 10-September 30.
Jogoball interactive game console
The perfect interactive game for Adylee, the Jogoball is a screen free gaming console that will challenge the minds of not only children as young as 8 but even adults too. There are thousands of hours worth of games and they even have the option to purchase other sleeves. Like the Megee who can help your child learn Spanish as well. This is one interactive game that I can get behind because not only challenge their mind but it also is screen free. Use the code BABBLE for 20% off.
Smartrike products are definitely a fun way to get around for kiddos! Ditch the car and enjoy some fresh air with your child plus, this gives you the option to enjoy quality time with them on the way to school. These are the moments that they will remember, those walks to school with mom while riding on their Smartrike products. Check out all of the fun products that Smartrike has to offer! Use the code KIMMY15 to save on their website!