The new school year is here, and your little ones are likely getting ready for the big day. School supply shopping is quite often the fun part of the whole process (over, you know, actually hitting the classroom), and we’ve got five must-have items to optimize the learning experience.
Every student needs to have pens on hand to take copious notes. We love these “green” pens—made of 81.6% recycled content—made with the environment in mind.
Your child wants to hit the classroom in style, but also requires a functional backpack. This one offers both, as it boasts plenty of room and even comes with a padded laptop sleeve!
While notebooks still come in handy, most imperative info is now stored on USB drives. Kids like cool versions rather than plain ones, and they tend to come in cool styles and colours.
Crystal 2GB USB Drive (Red Rose)
$36 at stylishhome.ca
It’s no surprise:high-schoolers to the university-bound are now connected 24/7. This super-portable netbook boasts a 10.1” screen, has a full-sized keyboard, is energy-efficient, and comes ready with Windows® 7 Starter Edition.
Toshiba Netbook (NB305)
$429 at toshiba.ca
Simplicity is key, and we adore this wi-fi enabled printer: you can easily print photos and documents from your iPod Touch/iPhone and Blackberry, wirelessly! From printing older students’ essays to younger kids’ photo projects, this is one tool the whole family can get some use out of.
Kodak ESP 7250 All-in-One Printer
$199.99 at kodak.ca
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