Fall is rapidly approaching, and the school year is right around the corner. As an uncle of 13 school-age kids , my sisters, along with many other families out there, are wrangling with the question of COVID-19 and how this pandemic will affect kids’ schooling.
It’s a very personal choice for you and your kids. Many kids are certainly excited to be going back to school, having been cooped up in the house since March. We know that all the preparations for school whether you are homeschooling or not need to be done as soon as possible.
So for those parents who are in the process of getting the kids ready for the school year, below are some of the best back-to-school deals on Amazon right now.
Computer Desks For Home Schooling
If you need to create a make-shift classroom for your child, then a desk is a must! You can't go wrong with the desks below that are now on sale at amazon.com
A small corner computer desk is a practical choice to set up in the house if space is an issue, and it offers an enclosure, enabling your child to focus on their work.
1. The Teak Coleshome Computer Desk
This 47.2" by 23.6" Computer desk offers an excellent choice for the home, including computer use and homework area. The Desk stands at 29.1" high and has plenty of legroom.
It currently retails at $123.99, including free shipping at a whopping 27% discount.
2. IRONCK Computer Desk
This sturdy metal frame and teak top with engineered wood come in 3 dimensions and sizes: All of which come with a 5% discount and the pricing and dimensions below.
- 4" L by 23.7" W by 29.7" H - $79.99
- 47" L by 23.7" W by 29.7" H - $99.99
- 55" L by 23.7" W by 29.7" H - $129.99
Back To School Computers
A computer is a must-have in today’s digital age for children, necessary for classwork, homework and research. We have included both desktop and laptop computers and below are the most economical deals on Amazon.
3. AERO 15 OLED
The Aero is a thin and light laptop that comes with a 15.6" Bezel Samsung UHD AMOLED Panel, a Core i7-9750H processor, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti. It also has 16GB RAM, Windows 10 OS, and 94Wh Battery.
It prices at $1,399.00 and has free shipping, also included is $500.00 in savings, which is equivalent to 26%.
4. HP Pavilion
The HP Pavilion is an all in one 24-Inch monitor computer which comes with an Intel Core i5-9400T engine. It has 12 GB RAM and a 512 GB Solid State Drive hard disk. Finally, it has a Windows 10 Black OS.
It prices at $914.99, including the free shipping, your Savings come out to $115.00 and an 11% discount.
Cell Phones and Tablets
If your child has arrived at the age where they need a cell phone or tablet, one of these unlocked cell phones or tablets is a good choice.
5. Moto G7 power
The Moto G7 is a Motorola made phone for the US market, but it also comes as an unlocked device so you can use it with a carrier of your choice. Perfect for the prepaid plan for your child, and it is not expensive on your wallet.
It has a 6. 2" HD display, which features a 19: 9 Aspect ratio and an octa-core processor with 3 GB RAM of memory. It has 60 hours battery life and dual cameras of 12 MP back and 8 MP upfront.
It Prices at $179.99, including free shipping, and your savings are $70.00, which is 28% of listed prices. Or buy it refurbished and save $21.38 more.
6. Fire 7 Tablet
The 7" display Fire tablet comes in black and has 16 -32 GB internal storage and 512 GB expandable microSD Storage. It has a processor that is a 1.3 GHz quad-core with up to 7 hours of reading, goggling, video watching and music listening. It has Alexa hands free features, 1 GB of RAM, and 2 MP front and rear cameras capable of 720p HD video recording.
Pricing is $34.99, including free shipping, and your savings are $15.00, a 30% discount.
7. The Max and the Secret Formula - In search of the hidden numbers.
For young kids who want to learn about math in a fun way, this app has excellent value. Max and his Uncle Pong go on a hunt for all the numbers in his secret formula. The app features games that build reading, observation, and decision-making skills, as well as number recognition. Learn counting numbers 1 through 9 and pre-match crafts. Get the Max and the Secret Formula Lab Pack for Pre-K to grade five.
Pricing starts at $2.99 and you can save up to 20% on this app and any of its in-app items when you purchase them.
8. Coding for Kids
As a software engineer, I think coding should be a required course in elementary school. It’s the future, and the sooner we get our kids down that path, the better. I have been teaching my daughters since they were eight years old, and two years later, they have the fundamentals down and are advancing to higher levels.This coding for kids software helps kids learn to code python games, so they are not just playing them but instead creating, coding, and playing their own games. It is very interactive and kid-friendly.
Pricing is at $39.95, including free shipping, which is a $10 off 20% discount rate.
Math can be a challenge for many kids, and grasping some of the concepts might require additional help in forms of tutorials and games. Here’s where the following math games come in.
9. Pizza Fraction Game
A great way to reinforce a solid base for fractions and equivalences is using the Pizza Fraction Fun Game, for ages six and up. It’s a multicolored and quick-paced board game, not to mention it’s fun and easy to play.The first player to get three fraction pies in a row wins. The game includes a game board, markers, cards, and a spinner for grades one to 6th.
Pencils and Pens
As a parent with school-age kids, you can never have enough pens and pencils. Honestly, I buy these in bulk, and I save a lot in the process since my nieces and nephews just can't hang onto them. Here are a few quality HB options:.
10. The Amazon Pencils
These basic pre-sharpened wood cased #2 HBs come in a pack of 150. These are good quality pencils and should last a long time. The pricing is $12.49, including free shipping for the lot.
11. TICONDEROGA Pencils with Eraser, Pack Of 36
These jumbo pencils are an excellent answer for kids with fine motor skill problems who don't want the fat pencils they used in Kindergarten, but don't mind these as an in-between option. Also, the erasers are the "good" kind that does erase rather than just leaving thick smudges.
12. Pilot G2
The Pilot G2 is a premium refillable and retractable rolling ball gel pen. It has an excellent point and has black ink. The case comes with 12 pens, but since it's refillable, it can be in use for a long time.
The pricing is $11.99, including the free shipping, and your savings are $13.00, which equates to 52% off the list price.
S-curved shoulder straps? AU-shaped front panel including an organizer with a zippered stash pocket and pen/pencil holders? The Messenger-styled multi-purpose bag with a front horizontal compression panel that stabilizes the load?
Feeling confused? The above features show just how hard it can be to shop for a backpack that your kids will like. Let them choose, especially if your kids are teens. And there are a ton of backpacks out there that it’s tough to choose the best ones.
13. Columbia Northport Day Pack Omni-Shield Backpack
The Columbia Sportswear Backpacks are hydration compatible with internal anchors providing reservoir suspension. And come with a capacity of 1727 cubic inches for your kids' school needs. In addition they also have a lifetime warranty, which is a significant aspect. Columbia is one of the top manufacturers on the market today, so you will be sure to get a sturdy and durable bag. It also comes in several colors from black to red to blue and flowery blue as well.
The pricing starts at $34.92 to $69.99 with free shipping.
14. The AmazonBasics Backpack
The Amazon basics backpack is a travel carryon bag that comes primarily in black. Moreover, the 18" dual shoulder strap ultra-pack is an urban gear inspired design with a large zippered pocket. It has a Ripstop, with polyester and a limited warranty against manufacturing defects.
The pricing is $49.29, including free shipping, and your savings run at $3.67, which is a 7% haul.
Arts and crafts are an essential part of elementary school life for kids, and none is more critical than acrylic colors and artist pre-tested oil colors, offering any future artist pure pigments, a serious paint, and unlimited potential and final varnishes for oil and acrylic paintings enrich appearance.
15. The 145 Piece Deluxe Art Creativity Set with
The 145 Pieces deluxe art creativity set comes with everything the budding artist needs. It has two by 50-page drawing pad, art supplies in a wood case, crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor cakes, sharpener and sandpaper all in one wooden case. Moreover, for the value, this is one of the most comprehensive units that you can buy for your child.
The pricing is $39.99, including free shipping and a 5% coupon added on top.
For at home learning a small white board will go a long way. They are inexpensive and can be another way to make learning fun.
16. IbexStationers Small Dry Erase Board for Home Learning
This is a great small white board that can be handheld or also has an a-frame like stand. It’s a great solution for at home learning with the magnetic board, double sided, and 2 markers.
The Pricing is $18.99
Hand Sanitizer and Face Masks
17. [O2 Lifecare] 6 Qty KIDS Face Shield
Cleaning supplies and face masks will be a must this year and it’s good to have multiples or these items so you can always pack extras. Just assume that things will get lost during the school day so buy in multiples when possible. The O2 Lifecare face shields are a great way to protect kids while also still letting them see each others faces.
The Pricing is $7.98
18. KINIA 8 Pack Empty Mixed Kids Hand Sanitizer
These portable hand sanitizers for kids are great for school. They have fun designs, are easily attached to a kids backpack and they come in a pack of 8
The pricing is $15.95
While this school year will look and feel a little different, it’s still a great time to get an early jump on back-to-school deals. Preparation is key, and I hope that you enjoyed our list of the top Amazon deals for the year’s school items.
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