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25 Helpful Items To Ease You & The Kids Into The School Year

The end of summer vacation is a stressful time for everyone. Here’s some gear that’ll take the sting out of the transition.

by Billy Brown and Jon Gugala
Back to school items
Back To School For The Rest Of Us

Going back to school can be a tough transition to make for both kids and parents. New routines, responsibilities, schedules, people to meet, and things to sign up for all pile on. This makes life physically hectic, sure, but also full of new anxieties. Luckily, this stress usually melts away into the soothing rhythms of routine. So how do you get to that point faster? There’s a world of gear, gadgets, and apps that can help ease the transition from summer break back into an established day-to-day.

The following 30 items are all designed to turn going back to school more of a fun and exciting time for kids, with a host of gear to help you stay organized and energized as you get your kids out the door, plus a few options to help you unwind when you find a minute.

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For Kids

For School

After School

For The Commute

To Plan It All

For Parents

For The Commute

For The Mind & Body