Back to School Cool
Kids can go back to school in style with these cool new products.
Stash Some Stuff
Your child can stow small personal items and just clip them to her waist. The SPIbelt frees up hands to carry other things, and has space for an iPod, medical supplies, phone, keys, or some cash. The belt keeps items secure during recess, class trips, or daily activities. Starting at $16.95.
Up & At ’Em
Have a youngster who wakes up too early? The digital screen on the Zazoo Photo Clock shows a daytime photo when it’s time to get up, and a starry night when there’s more time to sleep. The photos can be personalized. $89.
Display schedules, invitations, and artwork on Strecks customizable expression boards. Adhesive-backed ribbons adjust to hold large calendars to small notes. Designs come in styles for boys, girls, and the home. Starting at $28.
Eager to avoid a trip to the lost-and-found? Label school supplies with waterproof Name Bubbles in a choice of colors, styles, and fonts to suit your child’s personality. $20–$43 depending on the package size.
Step Right Up
Kick off the new year with the fun and functional Large Sneaker Pencil Pouch. A zippered opening allows for storage of pencils, erasers, markers, and more; the case easily clips to a backpack. Color choices are black, red, and green. $6; available in Staples stores.
It’s a Lock
The WordLock text lock opens with a preset three-letter combination instead of numbers. Kid-friendly passwords include LOL, FBI, and OMG—and the lock comes with a three-word phrase to help remember the combo. $5.99.