Made by: Akcessoryz
Continually being exposed to blue light strains the eye. With the digitalization of school and excessive blue light exposure, kids may experience eye damage and sleep disturbances. But blue-light-blocking glasses will minimize eyestrain and prevent major health issues due to increased hours of screen time, so grab Akcessoryz's blue-light-blocking glasses, which are only available on Etsy.
(For a more upscale look, check out Mr. Leight to purchase high-quality, blue-light-blocking frames hand-finished in Los Angeles.)
6. Water Bottle
Made by: Klean Kanteen
Make sure your kids stay hydrated during their school day by adding a reusable water bottle to the back-to-school shopping list. Keeping a water bottle on their desk is a great reminder to drink some H20, which plays a crucial role in concentration, energy, and physical endurance.
Opt for an eco-friendly bottle from one of California's top outdoor brands: Klean Kanteen's "Classic" 27-ounce water bottle is made of stainless steel, so it's durable and lightweight. For little ones, purchase the "Kid Classic Sport" 12-ounce water bottle, which features a spill-proof sports cap (no chance of spilling on laptops) and comes in vibrant colors.
Made by: Ban.dō
Generally, planners are either on the high school supply list or the college dorm checklist, but with remote learning being the new normal now, they should be added to the middle school supply list and the elementary school supply list, too. Planners help students efficiently keep track of their weekly assignments, so it's no wonder that children who use planners at an early age develop excellent organizational and time-management skills.
Given the number of California-made planners, you'll easily find one for your child. Plan more than a year in advance with one of Ban.dō's classic 17-month academic planners such as the vibrant "Joy is My Priority" planner. Kids are bound to love the feature cool art, stickers, inspirational messages, and coloring pages in Ban.dō planners. If you'd like to motivate the kids to pursue their passions, a planner is definitely a must.
8. Desk Organizer Set
Made by: Erin Condren
Keeping your children's desks clean and organized will help them stay focused and productive. Efficiently organize their supplies with desk organizer sets from Erin Condren. Founded in El Segundo, this company offers colorfully painted desk organizers, which are a great way to add a vivid touch of inspiration to your kid's study space. The organizers feature a letter bin, magazine file, pen cup, and accessories holder.
9. Magnetic Dry-Erase Board