It's happening! Your child is heading off to preschool or kindergarten this fall and you have to find that perfect backpack. You start seeing them on shelves in early August – everywhere from the grocery store to the toy store and countless online options.
momstown's top 5 picks come from our combined years of experience sending little ones off to their earliest school days!
Staples now has a full backpack and lunch bag "shop" in their stores and online. Choose from fun tv characters or grown up patterns for big kids at every price point. With padding, extra pockets and comfort straps, your little student will love to carry this around!
Pottery Barn Kid's new backpack series are super sweet and perfect for the preschooler who is likely just bringing a small snack or change of clothes in his or her backpack. Available personalized and now available to order for delivery in Canada!
This classic backpack from the Children's Place is a great, affordable choice for your kindergartener. A word of advice – buy a little larger than you think they need. The little backpacks are cute but won't fit the large size library book they will surely choose, or allow for extra shoes and a lunchbag to fit. This backpack is under $15 and the one we bought my oldest son lasted 3 years!
Land's End has an amazing selection of backpacks – all available to order online. Their website even has a backpack selector tool so that you can choose the right backpack according to your child's height and what they need to fit in the pack. You can personalize the pack with a name, initial, and/or emblem of your child's choosing. Backpacks have C-shaped shoulder straps and padded back panels for comfort – which gets increasingly important when your school-ager starts bringing home textbooks and agendas.
Find great styles and brands at Costco for the student in your life. Whether its going to preschool or university, they have choices for backpacks that can hold your "show and share" or laptop! Costco also carries the brands you know and love, often at reduced prices.
momstown Finds is finding you what you need for Back to School! Check out our top 5 lunchbags finds.