I teamed up with The Hopping Bloggers for this sponsored Back To School Gift Guide! All opinions are my own.
Back to school is here and we want our kids to be ready to go back to school with supplies and toys and games that will stimulate their minds. I’ve rounded up some brands that I love as classic favorites as well as some new ones that I love too. This year, I want to offer my girls as many STEAM opportunities as I can and these games/ toys/ manipulatives with help with just that. Take a look at how you can stimulate their learning experiences and have them prepared for school too. The Savvy Learning Back to School Guide has the perfect items you will need to start the year off right.
2017 Savvy Learning Back to School Guide
Teach My Yoga Mat
Purchase at TeachMy.com
Bitsbox – Coding for Kids
StemBox – STEM learning kits
Each month StemBox delivers hands-on STEM learning to girls 8-13. Girls also receive exposure to some of today’s most inspiring women in STEM through educational videos and interviews. At StemBox, they believe in breaking down stereotypical ideas about gender and toys. They love it when we see boys asking for their own StemBoxes and becoming young STEMinists. Science is for everyone! However, due to the lack of girls in STEM it is clear that action needs to be taken to reach out to girls who may not think science is for them by meeting them where their interests currently lie. And sometimes that means adding a bit of pink!
Subscribe right now at MyStemBox.com
MagnaflexTM creative construction kits help inspire kids of all ages to build anything they can imagine. Building kits include colourful magnetic strips, connector pieces and an easy-to-follow instruction guide with project ideas including animals, vehicles, wearable accessories and more. Magnaflex unique shape and material allow kids to easily bend, zip, connect, or stack the magnetic strips together. Decorate your creations with metal connector pieces that also add structure.
I love how this toy connects and how you can create almost anything that you can imagine.
Purchase on Amazon or Toys R Us.
Digiloom Starter Kit
Every year, I rely on Mabel’s Labels to help get my girls ready for school. With so many new supplies from crayons to backpacks to jackets, I want to make sure that they get returned if lost.
The annual Ultimate Ultimate Back-to-School Combo has returned, offering a tried-and-true combo with everything mom needs to label for school. This classic best-seller includes all the durable, waterproof labels needed to keep backpacks, lunch containers, clothes, pencil cases and so much more out of the lost and found. $42 for 108 labels and tags.
Nalgene Marvel & Lunch Box Buddy
Don’t forget new underwear!! Growing children over the summer need new underwear. The beginning of the school year is a great time to purchase new because they have a great value at this time.
Crayola – Silly Scents
Nothing says the start of school like a new box of crayons or markers and teacher’s love Crayola. Crayola has fun new silly scents in markers and twistable crayons. As a teacher, these will be perfect for center time for some sensory play. At home, they can be great to enhance the coloring experience.
We also have a great Savvy Learning Back to School Giveaway with the following items:
$50 Hanes Visa Gift Card
Digiloom Starter Kit
2 Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back to School Combos