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Back To School Is Here And We Are Gearing Up For A New School Year
The new school year will begin for Jude and Teagan in just a few days. Needless to say, school will look a bit different but that doesn’t mean we aren’t gearing up for a new school year! I am excited to share a few products that will not only brighten up back to school for the kids but will help create the best possible experience as we start the year off with remote learning. I was recently introduced to some really great health, learning, and play items for kids and wanted to share them with you today.
Funkins Lunch Bags, Reusable Cloth Napkins & Placemat and Family Face Masks
There are a few things that are just a must for any back to school season and Funkins has us covered this year even though we will be eating lunch at home and doing remote learning. When I first heard that the kids would be doing remote learning this year I decided I wanted to try to make their day as close to “normal” as possible. This includes a set lunchtime which means I will also be “sending” the kids with a lunch every day to their remote learning desks.
One must have item for back to school this year is a face mask. My kids are doing remote learning but their district will have in person options through out the remote learning session which means the whole family needs to be prepared with face masks. To be honest, it has been a struggle to find masks that Jude and Teagan will tolerate, so when I first saw these masks from Funkins I wasn’t sure they would work but all of them are perfect!
Funkins started making cute face masks for kids and parents due to the current pandemic from their cute napkins patterns. Funkins’ priority was to make a comfortable, reusable fabric face mask from soft cotton that would look a little more bright and cheerful. Each mask is made with two layers of woven cotton, adjustable ear loops and a nose-bridge wire in some designs. Funkins face masks can be washed and reused for daily wear. *NON-MEDICAL grade, for personal use, not for use in a medical setting.
All of the masks that the kids tried on worked great. They fit well and looked so bright and fun! Exactly what the kids need right now. I wore a mermaid mask out to the store the other day from Funkins and got a lot of compliments plus it was so soft and comfortable to wear! So fun!! I also love that Funkins used their current patterns and designs because it means the kids can get matching masks, napkins, placemats and lunch bags!! This is a perfect way to get excited for a different looking back to school season…no matter how your kids are heading back to school.
Funkins Lunch Bags
Like I said, I knew that I wanted to keep remote learning as normal as possible and that includes packing a lunch every day. Jude and Teagan’s lunch boxes from last school year were gross…because kids. So, one of the items on my back to school shopping list was a new lunch bag for each of them.
These adorable award-winning Funkins insulated lunch bags are the perfect lunch bag for kids! They are thoughtfully designed by moms and tested by kids and teachers to ensure optimum functionality both at home and school. Funkins lunch bags are really cute, roomy, and easy to pack for any outing or lunch. But the best thing about these are that they are machine washable! These bags are ultra-durable to last beyond one school year.
Funkins Reusable Cloth Napkins & Placemats
While a lunch bag has always been on my back to school shopping list, I had never thought of adding placemats and cloth napkins to our school lunchtime routine but now these are on my list and I am loving them. With the focus on health and keeping clean I thought that having a placemat in a lunch bag would be ideal if the kids do eventually head back to school. This is a good way to keep everything on a clean surface. And with both of my kids trying to be more eco-friendly at school I decided it would be great to try to do the same at home! No more paper napkins! Funkins has us covered with fun bright patterns on both napkins and placemats!
Funkins reusable cloth napkins and placemats for kids help make mealtime cleaner and greener. The award-winning adorable cloth napkins are sized smaller for little hands and faces, and durably made from soft cotton fabric. They wash great and can be reused over and over
again. The matching placemats keep mealtime messes contained and are great to bring along to public eating spaces. The Funkins Reusable Cloth Napkins and Placemats are an eco-fun solution for waste-free school lunches, and for meals at home and on-the-go.
Special Back to School Promo Code: Go to www.myfunkins.com and use promocode Babble2020 for 25% off lunch bags and napkins/placemats sets through September 15th, 2020.
WeCool Toys/Compound Kings InstaStudio
Due to remote learning I know that the kids will miss some hands on activities and projects. I have decided to add a few new activity sets to our collection for those afternoons that we all feel the need to create! The minute I showed Teagan this fun InstaStudio set she asked to open it. Mean mom here…we are waiting for the perfect after school moment to break this one out. I feel terrible with how much the kids are missing out on due to the pandemic. I am trying my hardest to keep them entertained, learning and exploring through this unprecedented time and activity sets like this seem to be a perfect way to continue to make some fun memories while at home.
InstaStudio comes with everything your kids need to make slime videos including the InstaStudio camera holder, three slime compounds, a variety of foam beads and mix-ins, mixing tool, fun backgrounds and a background diffuser. SLIME IS LIFE and so are videos! So this set is pretty much a must have if your kids enjoy slime and watching and making videos. InstaStudio Hands-Free Video Station is a fun and easy way for kids to record their own videos to share with others. This set up is so easy to use for kids and I know this set will bring hours of play for my kids.
Once we start creating I will be sharing those creations on my channels so make sure you keep watching for that! Get your own InstaStudio at Target and surprise your kids with a great hands on activity this school year!
MyWish4U Lunch Notes from Me!
For a while last year I was putting little notes in Jude and Teagan’s lunch boxes, it was a good little pick me up for them as our family was going through some big changes. To be honest, I ran out of things to write and wanted these notes to be fun and creative but at 5:00am that just does not happen! HA!
MyWish4U Lunch Notes From Me! are the perfect way to give that little note of love to your kids but also provide them with a fun riddle, joke, or fact. Hey parents, add these to your school year routine!! Slip a 4” x 4” note in your kid’s lunchbox for added fun and happiness.
I love that these notes are educational and fun but also a really inexpensive treat to add to a lunch routine. Only $4.99 for 101 unique MyWish4U Lunch Notes in each book! Even though my kids will be having lunch here at home every school day, I will be adding these notes to their lunch bags. These are perfect for parents, grandparents, caregivers and even teachers! Plus, keep in mind, these notes are not only for lunchtime. What a great little surprise to add to the breakfast table or at family gatherings. Endless ways to use these MyWish4U Lunch Notes!
Each notepad has 101 colorful, unique, single-side printed MyWish4U lunch notes. They are blank on the backside of the page for a personal message or doodle. They are so easy to use. Just tear off and place a MyWish4U Lunch Note in your kid’s lunchbox. These notes are a simple way to brighten your kids’s days and let them know you are thinking about them. Something they will start looking forward to as they unpack their lunch! There are three different types of notes that you can send with your kiddos.
1. “Cool Facts & Jokes” – Includes super interesting facts and funny jokes.
2. “Riddles & Giggles” – Features clever, funny, easy to understand riddles and jokes.
3. “Wacky Facts & Laughs” – Contains wild and fascinating facts to learn about our world and funny jokes to make them laugh.
You can find Lunch Notes From Me! at Target in the school supply section or online at MyWish4U. There are a variety of different packs available and a pack is $4.99.
Zenni Blue Light Glasses
The kids will be spending a lot of their day in front of devices due to remote learning. Did you know that the blue light emitted by these electronic devices can disrupt sleep, eye strain and blurred vision? I have been reading a lot about the blue light glasses and I am really excited to have the kids use them this fall. The Zenni Blue Light Glasses are designed for comfort. The frames include adjustable temple tips for easy at home adjustments; soft and flexible temple tips that won’t squeeze behind the ears; and extended nose pads to sit comfortably on all nose bridges.
Zenni glasses come in a large variety of other shapes to flatter all types of faces. These glasses are designed for kids ages 4-15 years and are available in small, medium, and large sizes. Find them at www.zennioptical.com/kids-glasses.
TBH Kids Deodorant, Shampoo and Conditioner
It is really hard for me to be ready for Jude needing deodorant and “grown up” shampoo and conditioner! Were does the time go? I am really happy to learn more about TBH Kids products because I think they are perfect for that tween and teen transition. TBH Kids is a personal care brand for tweens and teens! This collection is formulated with natural ingredients that encourage clear, hydrated skin and clean, oil free hair. TBH teaches kids and parents that good habits start early as bodies change and kids grow up. Puberty stinks, but TBH Kids is with you every step of the way.
TBH Kids Deodorant
TBH Kids deodorant uses a blend of natural ingredients like charcoal, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, sodium bicarbonate, and witch hazel to help neutralize odors and absorb wetness. TBH Kids deodorant doesn’t contain chemicals, parabens, phthalates, and aluminum. The Charcoal absorbs wetness and draws toxins out from underarms. The Coconut oil soothes skin and gets rid of the odor-causing bacteria. The Arrowroot powder helps absorb moisture without causing skin irritation. This is a fragrance-free deodorant which means it is perfect for both boys and girls.
TBH Kids Shampoo & Conditioner
This kids shampoo and conditioner are lightly scented with no harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates or phthalates. This shampoo includes natural ingredients such as nettle, meadowsweet (a soothing herb), and quinoa and the conditioner includes jojoba, vitamins B+E, and quinoa (to repair and hydrate hair). I am happy to report that both Jude and Teagan enjoy the scent of these products!
Special Back to School Promo Code: Go to tbhkids.com and use promo code TBH4me at checkout to receive 15% off site wide with a minimum purchase of $10.
Spin Master Grouch Couch
Just like finding fun activity sets for the kids to enjoy as we move into this unusual school year I am always excited to share a new game with them as well. Grouch Couch from Spin Master! is an entertaining game full of humor that is sure to have everyone laughing. Collect your missing toy from Grouch Couch and win by having the most missing tokens. Both of the kids absolutely love this fun couch shaped Grouch! It really is a fun game that will be perfect to enjoy after a day of remote learning.
Well there you have it….school is here and no matter how your kids are going to school this year, I believe that all of these products will help the kids have a great school year!