Fun new products for back to school with a giveaway (over $200)
Every year with back to school brings new and exciting products for everybody. Ranging from preschoolers all the way up to college kids (and even the adults that support them!) We have recently checked some out that were sent to us or that we just enjoy and wanted to let you know about them.
is an early education tool and app for preschoolers through Kindergarten. It is chalk full of activities for kids of the younger ages to do and will appeal to many of them. It had basics like learning to trace letters as well as books to read along with.
Our Kindergartener has a great time learning and playing with setting clocks. Our two year old has been playing with some of the fun toddler features.
ABCMouse.com can be used via the web on a computer, or the app can be installed on an iPad. I like that they sync between the computer and iPad and that I can follow their progress through the parent dashboard.
It is completely free to libraries across the UnitedStates if you want to use it without paying for a subscription.
makes some awesome audio equipment. I’ve checked out their Tracks Air before and they are awesome! Recently we purchased a desk top computer as a back up as well as a computer for the girls to use. The computer has a very quiet built-in speaker, but at full-volume, it’s a smidge above a whisper at best. So, I paired up the DECK via bluetooth and now we can hear! The sound quality is fabulous because we are able to hear things and details of music that we were never able to hear with the built-in speaker.
You can purchase the DECK online as well as connect with them on twitter, instagram and Facebook.
Just in time for back to school,
has launched the “Fight for Your Write” campaign, which reinforces how fun and empowering writing can be. Words have such a powerful meaning and it’s important that we practice writing and show our students have empowering it can be. You can check their site for information about writing and tips from literacy expert Pam Allyn to help parents, caregivers and students make a commitment to write more often.
My oldest loves writing her own stories and we encourage it as much as she wants. Even when it means supplying her with so many notebooks and writing utensils. The stories come in a variety of colors, but they are all so awesome. My favorites are the ones that tell about our family adventures!
We also encourage the writing of notes to family and friends! Who doesn’t like to receive a written note in the mail?
Scotch Duck Tape
has never been more fun. Sure, you can still get the silver stuff, but now it comes in all of these fun patterns and colors.
Scotch Duct Tape is hosting a Back-to-School contest that asks teens to create an original back-to-school craft with duct tape and submit a photo that shows how you are going back to school in style for a chance to win $1,000. Remember the girl that made her prom dress out of Scotch Duct Tape? Yeah…that’s what they are looking for!
The Tape On Back-to-School contest just launched and lasts until August 18th on the Scotch Color & Pattern Tape Facebook page. The contest will include prizes for the top four winners with second place receiving $500 and third and fourth place receiving $250.
I’m definitely not the crafty type to create something original, but I did make some homemade hand cleaner and then wrapped the bottle in the requested Barbie Scotch Duct Tape. Wrap all the things in tape!
Dick and Jane Educational Snacks
: Sometimes we have to send in snacks for school, and other times, the kids are just starving when they get home. Dick & Jane Educational Snacks are super cute and fit the bill. And, they are made from all natural ingredients and at a nut-free facility, so they are school safe!
- No Nuts
- No Trans Fat
- No Cholesterol
- No Artificial Flavors
- No Artificial Colors
- No Hydrogenated Oils
- No High Fructose Corn Syrup
They also teach fun facts, too. For example, with the cookie state features, each one features a US state, highlighting both its shape, spelling and capital and abbreviation.
In addition to the US state cookies, they also have the US presidents and English/Spanish cookies, which are available in single serving and family size boxes. The only problem? They taste so good you have to make sure the kids eat them slow enough to read them first!
Make sure you check out these awesome products in the stores.
Enter the awesome giveaway below to win a SOL Republic Deck a back to school prize pack from BIC (like pictured above), and a prize pack from Dick and Jane Snacks!
I like the on-ear headphones. Amelia’s little ears don’t like earbuds, and she needs a new pair of headphones for car trips/iPad.
My eyes went all googly at the sight of all those pens 🙂 I need some SOL Relay headphones for running because they wont’ fall out!
Patrick needs a new set of headphones for travel, so because we are diehard Gamecock fans, I’d pick the Sol Republic Tracks University of SC headphones!
I love Dick & Jane!
The Master Tracks look cool. Great giveaway!
love the wireless headphones
I’ve discovered through my kids that you can never have too much duct tape! Love all the patterns.
The overear headphones look great!
I’d get the Master Track headphones for my husband.
I think my husband would like the Amps HD!
I would like the tracks wireless headphones by Sol Republic.
The wireless headphones look great!
I love a nice pen, and all the duct tape patterns you can find these days!
I like the AMPS In-Ear Headphones, for myself! 🙂
This looks like a great packages. Any help with back to school is amazing.
I want those headband headphones for me!
I got my daughter a pair of SOL Republic headphones and she loves them! Now I need a second pair for my son and know he’d love the Tracks AIR wireless ones! http://solrepublic.com/shop/tracks-air-wireless-on-ear-headphones.html?_ga=1.181542375.1331150960.1407871789
My daughter loves her white SOL Republic headphones but now I think I need to get my son a set! I know he’d love the Tracks AIR wireless ones!
Those headband colors look so fun! Love them!
I know all of the older boys would be thrilled to get the tracks air headphones, but I would think it best to keep them in the car for when b wants to watch movies 😉
I like the TRACKS HD headphones for my son.
The Master Tracks headphones look awesome!
I would love the TRACKS AIR Wireless Headphones for myself! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com
I need that SOL Republic speaker! The speaker on my computer is not powerful at all It’s useless when I’m trying to rock out and cook dinner at the same time.
Definitely going to check out the Dick and Jane snacks. You had me a nut-free!
I would love some earbuds to go running with!
What a giveaway! I love those snacks that teach kids the US states – what a clever idea! Thanks for kicking off back-to-school!
Oops! I forgot to add the item from SOL – I’d go with some serious headphones to help me focus on my new commitment to running!
I’d also love the Master Tracks headphones for my son!
I like the MASTER TRACKS
I love Bic and we are definitely a Duck tape family. I love how you used the tape to “label” the hand sanitizer. It’s a great way for kids to easily find their myriad of things if they each have their own duct tape pattern.
i like the deck wireless speaker for myself and my husband
The Sol Republic Relays In-Ear phones are awesome http://solrepublic.com/shop/relays-in-ear-headphone-3-button-various-colors.html
So many cool things for School.
I’d like their Jax headphones for my daughter. Small and easy for her to carry around while we travel.
I like the relay headphones
I Would Also Like The Sol Republic Master Tracks Over- Ear Headphones For My Husband!
I Would Also Like The Sol Republic Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones For My Husband!
I would also like to have the Tracks Air wireless Headphones.
I’d like the Tracks Air wireless headphones for myself.
My husband would love the Master Tracks Headphones
I really like the classic DECK in red, my husband wants that for Christmas
I love the master tracks Xc for my daughter!!
The Master Tracks headphones
would be great when I want to listen but the others are sleeping/
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I would love the Master Tracks for my dad
I would like the MASTER TRACKS XC for myself.
I would love to have the TRACKS AIR Wireless Headphones for my oldest daughter. Thank you!
The TRACKS ULTRA headphones would be great for hubby!
The LSU Collegaite Headphones for my husband
I would get the TRACKS AIR headphones for my man as a suprise! Thank you!!
I love the in-ear Relay headphones, and I’d gift them to my nephew to go with the new iPod he just got for his birthday last month!
I like the master tracks
My husband would love the TRACKS AIR
I also like the TRACKS AIR Wireless Headphones.
I would like to get the Master Tracks XC headphones
I’d like to try the Tracks on-ear headphones for my husband.
Oh I also really love the MASTER TRACKS Over-Ear Headphones!
Oh I also really love the MASTER TRACKS Over-Ear Headphones for my son!
I would also love to have the Sol Republic Tracks Air Wireless Headphones for my husband.
I would love a Tracks Air in Gunmetal
I like the Tracks Air Wireless Headphones and would love a pair!
i like the over the ear headphones, they would be perfect for my 9 year old, he is obsessed with music!
I would love the Master Tracks for my nephew.
I love the jax in ear headphones in black. they would be for me for when i go running.
I would love to get the Tracks Air Headphones for my husband. He’s a huge music guru.
I’d like to have the Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones in purple for myself.
the IN-EARS CARRYING CASE is very nice
I alsolove the Sol Republic Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphone for myself. I would love to win a high quality pair of headphones.
i like the MASTER TRACKS XC and they would be for my bf
I’d love to give the Master Tracks a try!
The tracks ultra for me
I would like
On-Ear Headphones (V10)
I really like the track headphones
I’d like the tracks in red for my husband
Tracks Air Headphones for ME!
Love the Master Tracks headphones!
I like the MASTER TRACKS
The Tracks Ultra would be for Jenna!
I would like to try the Tracks HD headphones
I like the Deck wireless speaker.
I would get the TRACKS ULTRA for my fiancé.
I like the Master Tracks over the ear headphones.
I like the Tracks Air headphones
I’d like to get the red Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones in purple for my son.
Tracks air wireless
I like the tracks air
I would like the Amps HD in ear headphones for myself.
I like the toki doki headphones
ITEM NO: 817210011920. For my musician son (highschooler).
I would love to have the MASTER TRACKS Over-Ear Headphones (X3) for me!
I would like the Tracks Air headphones. I would like them for my husband.
I like the Tracks Air Wireless
I like the master tracks headphones and they would be for my daughter
track air wireless, for myself
My teen son would love the Item No: 817210010459
deadmau5 Tracks HD Headphones
I like the Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphones for my daughter.
The master tracks over the ear headphones
Thanks for the giveaway… we like the TRACKS AIR – Wireless Headphones, for our daughter, the audiophile.
I love the Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphone and it would be for myself.
I like the Deck Wireless Speaker. It would be for me.
I would like the Master Tracks XC for myself
I really like the Tracks HD On Ear Headphones. I love to listen to music as I work on my art, so yes, all for me! 🙂
I like the Amps In-Ear Headphones feature bass-rich i4.
I would also absolutely love a pair of the tokidoki headphones 🙂
Tracks Air headphones would be awesome
Tracks Air headphones for my friend.