As the new school year quickly approaches, parents are faced with the difficult decision of choosing between virtual learning, in-classroom learning, or a hybrid of both. Since virtual learning is a unique experience for many parents, this back-to-school supply list may seem vastly different from what you’re used to. Here are some of the top items you can purchase to make your home more conducive to learning.
Virtual Learning Supply List
Active Kids Chair by Studico
Help your child get the wiggles out with this Active Kids Chair by Studico. It comes in three different sizes and a wide range of colors so it fits each child’s body and personality perfectly. It promotes good posture and helps fidgety kids remain focused during long bouts of virtual learning.
Logitech USB Headset H390
So much time spent on the computer calls for a good headset. This Logitech USB Headset H390 with Noise Cancelling Mic has both a padded headband and ear pieces so it’s very comfortable when worn frequently. The noise-cancelling mic is a necessity for parents working from home while their kids participate in virtual learning. It’s also compatible with most Windows or Mac operating systems.
Royexe Storage Cubes, Set Of 8
You’ll need a place to store all of your child’s school supplies and paperwork since they likely don’t have a cubby at home like they normally do at school. These Royexe Storage Cubes are collapsible and come in a set of 8, so if you have more than one child, you can designate one or more bins for each child. They also feature a clear window with customizable cards that can be labeled with each child’s name or a specific subject.
Livho Kids Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Vision fatigue and even vision damage can occur if a child’s eyes are exposed to too much blue light. These Livho Kids Blue Light Blocking Glasses fit ages 3-15 and come in two colors- blue and pink. They block out the harmful blue light that’s emitted from computers, tablets, and mobile phones. You can rest assured that your child’s eyes are protected while they are learning virtually.
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk
If you don’t have room in your home for a full-sized desk, or you simply want your child to be able to learn anywhere in your home, this ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk is the perfect choice. It’s made from non-toxic plastic that is easy-to-clean and durable. Children can prop their laptop up on it, use it as a writing surface, or even do arts and crafts without worrying about making a mess on a hard-to-clean surface like the couch or kitchen table.
Scribbledo Dry Erase Lap Board, 6/10 pack
Give your child an erasable writing surface that is comfortable to hold with this Scribbledo Dry Erase Lap Board. It comes in a pack of 6 or 10, so there’s enough for multiple children, or for replacements if the dry erase boards get damaged over time. There are also erasers included for easy cleanup. It’ll save you a ton of paper since lessons can be taught and practiced on these lightweight dry erase boards instead.
Home N’ Stars Magnetic Weekly Dry Erase Board
With so much going on this school year, you’ll want to have an easy way to display your weekly schedule so the whole family stays on track. This Home N’ Stars Magnetic Weekly Dry Erase Board helps you accomplish that by giving you space to write out the daily schedule and easily make changes as needed. It also comes with dry erase markers and cute decals to make important events stand out, like sports practice or a birthday party.
School Supply Boxes Back To School Supply Box, 32 Pieces
Your child may not be returning to a regular classroom, but they’ll still need regular classroom supplies to complete assignments. Things like notebooks, markers, crayons, erasers, scissors, and more will be required to accomplish writing, math, science, social studies, and art tasks. This School Supply Boxes Back To School Supply Box comes with virtually everything your child will need to help them successfully complete assignments this school year.
Edupress Pete The Cat ‘How Am I Doing’ Mini Bulletin Board
Keep the youngest learners on track with this Edupress Pete The Cat ‘How Am I Doing’ Mini Bulletin Board. It comes with customizable crayon labels for your child’s name. The labels can be placed on different areas of the bulletin board to display their current behavior pattern. If your child is totally rocking this virtual learning thing, they can put their crayon at the top where it says “groovy”. If their behavior needs a little improvement, they can put their crayon at the bottom where it says “bummer” and work on improving their behavior to move up the chart.
Even if your school district offers continued access to their library with virtual learning, an Audible Subscription is still a great idea to help keep your child engaged with reading. You get to choose one audiobook to start with, and then pick another audiobook each month from thousands of choices. The subscription can be canceled at any time, and the books you’ve downloaded are yours to keep.
While virtual learning is a new experience for many parents and students, it doesn’t have to be a bad one. There are many ways to make the best out of this unusual situation and prepare our kids to not only be successful at virtual learning, but to far exceed expectations. These virtual learning supplies will make achieving that goal a little easier.