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SIX A+ PRODUCTS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

School is back in session (or it will be soon). Get ready for the daunting homework hauls, the stressful morning rush, as well as the joy of watching children get excited about learning. To prepare, check out these A+ products that are sure to help any student at least start out the year at the top of the class.

Freezable Lunch Bag

No more warm yogurt! The Icetec Collection Freezable Lunch Bag keeps food and drinks chilled for up to 10 hours by totally surrounding them with freezable ice gel. This lunch bag features an interior that wipes clean easily. It also folds flat for easy storage and is PVC and BPA-free. $19.99. BuiltNY.com

Pirate’s Booty

Pirate’s Booty is a better-for-you snack that is perfect for a tasty lunch box pick-me-up. Gluten-free and baked not fried, Pirate’s Booty can be enjoyed by any young student. With a crunchy, crispy bite that kids crave, this is one snack that won’t get traded away in the cafeteria. And parents, Pirate’s Booty is a guilt-free snack perfect for the car pool line or as an after school treat. $4. PirateBrands.com

Robocopp Sound Grenade

This personal safety device from Robocopp is an ultra-compact siren, small in size but big in sound.  Once the pin is pulled, it emits a 120-decibel  (ambulance-level) alarm. The siren will sound continuously for 30 minutes unless pin is returned to device. This is a great added safety device especially for kids who are traveling by themselves to and from school this year. $20. RoboCopp.com

Mead Five Star Backpack + Insulated Storage

This backpack gives students a vital place to safely keep their food without taking up coveted backpack real estate. Plus they don’t have to worry about a book-crushed PB&J or crumbly chips. In addition to keeping snacks and drinks cold, the patent-pending main compartment expands to create four inches of additional storage space, allowing students to quickly and easily find
their supplies. The padded sleeve secures and protects laptops and it also has padded adjustable straps and back to provide support for heavy loads. $29.99. MeadFiveStar.com

Whippersnapper Subscription Sock Service

Sign your favorite kids up for this fun subscription sock service from Foot Cardigan this school year. They will get two pairs of funky fresh socks in the mail every month. This service is directed at kids ages 3-­12, but Foot Cardigan also offers the same snazzy socks for teens and adults (in bigger sizes of course). $11. FootCardigan.com

Stride Rite Made2Play shoes

Shoes that look good and will last for several hand-me down cycles. These Made2Play shoes are leather yet machine washable because kids are built for making messes. Plus they have a memory foam footbed, so the kids will stay comfortable all day. They also have an easy-on opening and closure (with faux laces) to help make the morning rush a little easier. $49. StrideRite.com