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Many kids say the best part of going back to school is shopping for new supplies. These kid-tested, parent-approved products will help kids have a functional and fashionable start to the school year.

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Casio Advanced Scientific Calculator
$22.99; Casio.com
Designed for middle school students and beyond, Casio’s new fx-991CW scientific calculator boasts a more seamless user experience, an enhanced display, an improved keypad, and more. Additionally, the fx-991CW will convert solutions and expressions into a QR code that can be scanned from an internet-capable smart device for visualization on ClassPad.net.

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LeapPods Max
$49.99; Leapfrog.com
Listen to music, go on audio adventures and have a dance party with these ready-to-play headphones packed with onboard content made just for kids.

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So. Many. Planner Stickers 
$14.99; Workman.com
With 50 sheets of uniquely themed stickers—including carpools, birthday parties, game days, and more—families can plan ahead for countless responsibilities in a quick and decorative way with So. Many. Planner Stickers. For Busy Parents. 

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One by Wacom Small
$49.95 ; https://estore.wacom.com/en-us/one-by-wacom-small-ctl472k1a.html
Portable, easy-to-use technology that allows you to draw, edit photos, annotate, take notes, etc. digitally. With a digital pen that has a pen-on-paper feel, it allows you to effortlessly use your PC, Mac, and (most) Chromebooks for a variety of digital learning and creativity. It’s perfect for parents that want to give kids digital artistic enhancements without breaking the bank, and for kids who could use a little extra help with digital learning.

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Richard Scarry’s Big Busy Family Calendar 
$16.99; Workman.com
Wherever you hang the Big Busy Family Calendar, Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, and the rest of the Busytown gang will delight children and invoke nostalgia in adults. Running a full 17 months, the calendar features ingeniously designed grids with plenty of room for writing down each family member’s daily activities plus extra space for Saturday and Sunday, over 100 stickers, and a drop-down storage pocket for receipts and other papers. 

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Learn by Sticker Addition and Subtraction
$11.99; Workman
Provides a basic understanding of math and reading concepts in a fun, engaging way, setting a strong foundation for continued learning.

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Brain Quest: Learn to Write Letters – Dinosaur
$9.99; Workman.com
Each workbook includes engaging illustrations, practice exercises, and fun activities that provide ample opportunity to master handwriting and experience the joy of learning. Learn to Write is a well-researched introduction to writing for young learners beginning to work on their penmanship and academic skills.

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10 Erasable Highligters Frixion-Color Sticks
$9.99; Amazon.com

Highlight, delete, repeat. The frixion erasable highlighter from PILOT contains a thermo-sensitive ink formula that disappears with erasing friction, no wear or tear to your paper. Pack of 10 light pastel color ink highlighters.

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G2 Gel Pens
$15.49; Amazon.com

The classic G2 is the United States’ top-selling pen and for good reason – it has smooth, vibrant gel ink in a variety of point sizes and colors, making it perfect for older students taking notes who want to add color to their page, or customize their pen to match their personality. It’s also the longest lasting gel pen – making it a great value. 

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Colors of Kindness Washable Markers
$1.99; Crayola.com
Colors of Kindness: Colors of Kindness was designed to encourage kids and adults to create with an extra “friendly sentiment.” Whether you are a crayon collector or just want to spread joy - Colors of Kindness provides a colorful way to find a happy place! Kids and parents will love coloring with fanfavorite

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Bold & Bright Construction Paper Crayons 
$4.49; 
Crayola.com
For kids looking to expand their drawing horizons on papers light and dark in a classic fashion, the fan-favorite Bright & Bold Construction Paper Crayons allow bold creations in a mess-free way.

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Aloha Unicorn Smens Glitter Gel Pens
$9.99; Scentcoinc.com
Includes eight clickable pens that write in colorful glitter gel ink. Each Aloha Unicorn Glitter Gel Smen emits its scent through the grip.

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FriXion ColorSticks Erasable Gel Ink Stick Pens
$20.49; Amazon.com

Enjoy bright, vibrant writing with this 16-Pack of PILOT Fruition color sticks fine-point assorted erasable gel-ink pens. For school, office, or home, Fruition color sticks erasable pens takes the stress out of writing - you'll never make a written mistake again, because you can just erase it.

Published: September 2023

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Outdoor Family Games and Toys

Outdoor Family Games and Toys

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STEM Toys and Games

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San Diego Family's Holiday Toy Guide 2023

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Home & Garden Products

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Fun Family Board Games

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