While there’s no question that back to school will look a little different this year, one thing will stay the same: students will need a few essentials to set them up for a successful year of learning. Regardless of age or how they’ll be heading back to school this year, we’ve put together a list of the staples from technology to high protein snacks.
The Right Technology
It’s a safe bet that remote learning will be a part of back to school this year, so it’s important to make sure that your kids are equipped with the right technology to get the most out of the experience. While your kids school or teacher can provide additional guidance and recommendations, a laptop with solid internet connection is a good place to start. For students heading back to university, a webcam should also be on the list as they deliver better video quality than the cameras built into laptops.
A portable first aid kit, with basics like band aids, has always been a valuable item for backpacks and lockers but this year, there are some new items that you should invest in to keep things safe. Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes should be at the top of that list followed closely by face coverings. Make sure to look for coverings that fit smaller faces for younger kids. It’s also essential to purchase enough to get kids through to laundry day, as these coverings should be washed after each wear.
A Bit of Fun
More than anything, learning should be fun! That’s why it’s important to add a few back to school essentials that bring an element of whimsy to your list. Look for essential supplies that come in bright colours and fun patterns. Your kids should be involved in choosing these items, focusing on items that will bring them joy to use. By setting a budget for these items, you’ll also have the opportunity to teach them about the value of money and how to manage it.
Whether they’re learning at home or heading to class, kids need healthy snacks and meals to keep them sharp and energetic. While it might be tempting to think that learning at home would make it easier to prepare more complicated snacks and meals, look for convenient snacks like ready-to-eat tuna. This will save you a lot of stress on days when you might be juggling working from home. It’s also important to consider healthy snacks that offer enough fuel to get kids through the day, this is where high protein snacks come in. To that end, there are a couple of great ready-to-eat tuna options that are tasty and high in protein.
Perfectly packaged for a healthy on-the-go snack or lunch, Ocean’s Tuna SnacKits come with flavoured ready-to-eat tuna and gluten free rice crackers. Not only are SnacKits healthy and convenient but they’re also fun to build.
Ocean’s Flavoured Tuna Pouches are another great ready-to-eat tuna option. A great high protein snack or meal, tuna pouches can be enjoyed right out of the package, with crackers, or on top of a salad. They come in three unique flavours that will appeal to the most discerning palates.
With these back to school essentials in hand, kids will be ready for a successful school year.