In these uncertain times, parents know one thing for sure: Kids returning to school this fall will not be heading back to business as usual. School life may feature some awesome updates (outdoor classrooms and later start times!) as well as more challenging new rules (so much hand-washing). Even our youngest students will need to quickly adapt to their new normal. So how can we help?
For one thing, loading up our post-lockdown learners with fresh school supplies will only ease their adjustment. And that’s more than just an excuse to shop: Mental health experts recommend “transitional objects” to help kids (and even adults) manage separation anxiety. Luckily, stocking up for school has never been easier—or safer—thanks to Walmart. You can find your local teacher’s supply list on Walmart.com here. Plug in your school’s zip code school name and voila—your student’s supply list will appear. Opt for curbside pickup* or home delivery. And use their mobile app to shop from anywhere—including the pillow fort or bathroom you’ve been hiding in (we get it). Here, four tips and 20 items to help your kiddos feel confident and cool.
*$35 Minimum. Restrictions apply.