Back-to-School Must-Haves For Your Tween

tween-bedroomIt’s almost time to get the kids back to school, and while you’ll find tons of specials on items for the grammar-school set and college students, don’t forget about the tweens! Even during their pre-teen years, kids have a well-developed fashion sense, so send them off to junior high in style without breaking your budget when you shop these middle school must-haves.

School supplies are always at the top of every back-to-school list. For middle school students who can expect an accelerated pace and a bigger course load than what they had in elementary school, the essentials can get expensive. With office supply sets, you can satisfy a tween’s sense of style while covering back-to-school needs on a budget. Refillable binders in bright colors, sleek roller-ball pens and pads for everything from jotting notes in class to tracking homework assignments get a junior high school student ready for the start of the school year. Looking cool counts for more in middle school than it did in the earlier grades, so it’s important for tweens to have stylish school accessories.

Technology has become a fixture in kids’ lives, and as tweens become more socially active, their phones are indispensable. For parents, phones are just as important; a pre-teen with a charged phone is never out of reach. Mobile devices do no good if they aren’t charged, though, so having a battery recharge pack keeps tweens in touch with parents and each other. Now that kids and teens use their phones as calendars, calculators, appointment books and more, it’s vital to keep the devices charged while on the go.

For many kids, middle school offers a first taste of a second language. Others develop an interest in Japanese, Spanish or other languages to communicate with a wider circle of friends or enjoy television shows without subtitles. With Language Learning Books, pre-teens and teens learn fun visual prompts for pronunciation while picking up the basics of a new language. Make language lessons easier with a little help from these easy-to-use softcover books in Italian, Spanish, Chinese and more.

Young kids love colorful lunch boxes with their favorite cartoon characters, but tweens have a more sophisticated sense of style. They still need to eat a proper lunch, though, so send them to school with an insulated lunch totes filled with something fresh and wholesome from home. A divided, insulated tote keeps food fresher than brown-bagging because it stores hot and cold foods separately. Tweens who have developed more particular eating habits will appreciate being able to pack their own sandwiches, salads and fruits. It’s also a more economical option for you than buying packaged lunch products that can’t match the nutritional value of homemade foods. Fun designs and colors still have tween appeal without looking too youthful for a pre-teen with a sharp eye for fashion.

Cool school supplies get kids excited about the coming school year, and that goes for pre-teens too. Give your tween extra reasons to look forward to fall with a great collection of back-to-school essentials!

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