For some, school has already started and for other’s it will be in the next couple weeks. For many children, they will be starting preschool for the very first time. Even though child care centres such as Explore & Develop in Sydney are very welcoming to newcomers, starting preschool can still be a nerve wracking experience for a child. So what is one of the most important back to school items for your kids? The backpack, or bookbag whichever you choose to call it. A backpack is important to kids of any age honestly. My son is 4 and started Pre-K this year, picking out a backpack for pre k (which they really do not need) was a long process. We had to look in stores and had to look online. We ended up choosing 2….yes 2 for the kid who does not even really need one. But our backpacks get used year around on trips or even daily outings. When you choose your child’s backpack what do you look for? and what should you look for?
You should look first of all for comfort and two straps. A backpack with two straps is the safest,the weight is easily distributed and safer for your child’s back, shoulders and neck. You do not want anything too heavy because they are already having to tote notebooks and books around in their bags. They need something durable but light weight but fitted properly. A backpack should not go past the waistline. Then, of course, the look, let your child have a say so, I mean they are having to carry it around daily. Make sure it is something that they like and they want to show off to their friends.
Here are some of the top boys and girls backpacks this year. These are all found on Amazon, with your Prime Membership you get free 2-day shipping! ( If you do not have a Prime Membership yet, you can Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial ).
Great BackPacks for Pre-School Aged:
Price: $19.99 & Free Prime Shipping
This adorable roomy bag can be used as a backpack for your little one or even a lunch bag. It is insulated, with a Large main compartment and a small mesh compartment inside. There is also a small compartment on the outside and side compartment. The size is about 13inches and is perfect for a preschooler.
Price: $14.99 & Free Prime Shipping
This brightly colored quilted backpack is a popular bag. The colors are bright, which any little girl will absolutely love. The size is 13.5 ” and is machine washable. So no worries of any messes. 🙂
Olive Kids Trains, Planes, and Trucks Pack ‘n Snack
Price: $19.00 Prime Shipping
Planes, Trains, and Trucks oh my! Your little boy will love the design and colors of this cute backpack. The fabric is a polyester and is PVC, BPA & Phthalate free. This is a easy to clean insulated bag and is 12inches.
Price: $22.79 & Prime Shipping
This backpack is the cutest!! Your dino lover is guaranteed to love this 3D Dinosaur bag. The material is waterproof neoprene, measuring 9.4 X 7.5 X 12.8 Inches (LXWXH). There is one large compartment that has a zipper closure with two side pockets.
Price: $25.99 & Prime Shipping
This is a great unisex medium sized backpack. The main compartment is large and also has a built in sleeve. There are 3 outer front pockets and two side pockets. This backpack is 14.6 inches and the colors are made to be reflective and help keep your child safe!
If you are interested in any of these bags click either the picture or the link and it will take you to their product page. Make sure to check back the rest of the week for some more top backpacks! 🙂
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