Starting the school year off on the right foot requires you to have some supplies at home. I know, you’re thinking, “Really…. I need more school supplies?” Yes, you do. All of these back to school essentials to have at home are important to have because it puts in place a routine and expectations for your children to follow. This is where the foundation of an education begins, at home.

Make sure you're as organised as your kids are at the beginning of the year with these back to school essentials for mums and the home.

Back to School Essentials to have at Home

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STACKABLE WOODEN CUBBY STORAGE

This unit helps keep all of your kids school supplies in one spot. Even though it is compact, there is lots of cubby space to use with this unit. You can even get the wall unit and expand the space even more. These two pieces of furniture would work well within a center that is also near to your Child’s Desk (it comes in a few different finishes too). This gives your kids a place to keep up on their studies without misplacing their work or supplies. It also keeps everything in one place!

MY FIRST DAILY CALENDAR

You can use this magnetic calendar for younger kiddos. There are sections for the days of the week, weather, activities, seasons, moods, and more. It is a great way to introduce your student to a calendar. I would recommend this calendar for kids ages preschool through 2nd grade.

Make your own No Sew Pencil case for keeping the school supplies in.

ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

Older kids will get more use out of this calendar. You can hang it on the wall and fill in daily calendar appointments and keep track of activities. Use this calendar to help kids manage their time better and keep track of their schedule.

12 DRAWER ORGANIZER

If you are in need of a place to store all of those pencils, paints, paper, and supplies, this 12 drawer organizer is the perfect solution.

WRITING TABLET

I like to give my kids one of these tablets when they are beginning to learn how to write letters. It gives them a place to practice as well as examples on how the letters should be written.

CORK AND WHITE BOARD COMBO

Keep track of important notes, lists, and whatever else you need to write down or remember with this cork and white board combo. This one is nice because it doesn’t take up too much wall space. Don’t forget to pick up a pack of push pins and dry erase markers.

FLASHCARDS

Depending on the age of your children, there are certain flash cards you should keep on hand at home. This will give your kids the practice they need to learn. For preschool and kingergarten aged kids, I like to use this set of Eric Carle Flashcards. There is so much included in this set of flashcards including reward stickers. Multiplication Flash Cards are also a great one to have on hand.

LARGE BOX OF PENCILS

Pencils are a must have in our house. They always go missing so quickly! Keep them in stock with this huge supply of No. 2 pencils.

ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPENER

Keep all of those pencils sharpened with this pencil sharpener. Makes sharpening pencils a breeze.

Help ease your preschoolers fears on starting school with this book list of favourites that you can read together and prepare them to start.

Are you children starting school for the first time – are they a little bit nervous? Check out our Starting School Books that you can read together and help ease your child into the new school year

DR SEUSS ABC BORDER

Placing an ABC border on the wall will help young children learn their letters. It is also great reference to use when they need help remembering how to write a certain letter.

MY SCHOOL YEARS KEEPSAKE BOOK

Keep all of those milestones, drawings, report cards and more safe in this keepsake book. Lovely way to keep these precious mementoes and memories safe.

Why not get creative and make some of our your own Back to School Essentials like these fantastic back to school upcycles from Baby Budgeting.

Discover how we set up our Homework Station to make sure that throughout the year we complete the required homework.
Make sure you're as organised as your kids are at the beginning of the year with these back to school essentials for mums and the home.
Make sure you're as organised as your kids are at the beginning of the year with these back to school essentials for mums and the home.
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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