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Preschool Must-Haves

by Jennifer McLaughlin on Aug 25th, 2014

Preschool Must-Haves
Are you ready for Preschool? Here is a list of Must-Haves for every Pre-K student.

Backpacks:

Hold all of your school supplies and books in a fashionable and functional backpack. For the little tikes it's best to check the measurements to make sure it's the right fit or try it one at the store.

1. Skip Hop Zoo Hedgehog Backpack

2. Zippy Robot Backpack

Nap Mats:

Every preschool student will need a comfy blanket or mat for reading time and naptime. Choose a mat that is easy for your child to carry and is machine washable.

3. Urban Infant Tot Cot

4. Wild Olive Kids Nap Mat

Lunch Accessories:

Reusable bowls are a great eco-friendly alternative to store snacks and lunch items. These stick to the table and help prevent spills. You can also use the bowls for arts and crafts time!

5. Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowls

Pencil Pouches:

Store pencils and art supplies in a cute and functional pencil bag. Make sure those crayons and markers get from home to school and back intact.

6. Squid Kids Customizable Pencil Pouch

7. Stephen Joseph Pencil Pouch

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Labels:

Labels are a must as they help to ensure your child's belongings make it back home and not end up in the lost and found bin. Your preschooler will also need to learn left and right and how to put their shoes on their feet correctly! Use shoe stickers as a learning tool and to personalize items. You can write on them with permanent marker or get creative and make them with crafts.

8. Shoezooz Shoe Stickers

Reusable Water Bottles:

Keep your child hydrated throughout the day. Water bottles can be refilled at the fountain and reusable bottles reduce plastic waste. Make sure to choose one that has a wide mouth for easy cleaning.

9. Thermos FOOGO Phases Straw Bottle

10. Skip Hop Zoo Straw Bottle

Change of Clothes:

Send a change of clothing and a warm sweater to school; your child and their teacher will appreciate it! Zip up sweatshirts are an easy layer to take off when temps rise and are quick to put on if it gets chilly in the classroom or outdoors for playtime.

11. Freeze Big Girls My Little Pony Zip Front Hoodie

12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Zip Front Hoodie

Lunch Bags:

There are so many varieties of lunch boxes to choose from. Practical choices should include insulation for hot and cold meals and be roomy enough to hold all of the yummy food you pack for lunch and snacks!

13. Stephen Joseph Lunch Box

14. Dabbawalla Lunch Bag
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Jennifer is a former special education teacher and mentor. She obtained her bachelor's degree at Kent State University in Ohio. She enjoys dancing, reading and spending time training her dog, BrunoMars. 

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