Pink robot, Svenja adorns this sweet Beatrix Little Kids Backpack ($42) that’ll hold everything a child needs for a busy day at kindergarten. A matching lunchbox and a larger backpack are also available and can be found at The Toggery.

These days, your students need a portable flash drive to save their homework onto. This one by Dane-Elec USB ($9.99) is handy because of its collapsible, cap-less design with lanyard hole – so they can’t break or lose it. Available at Target.

Twist-it Rulers ($2 each) are unbreakable, bendable essentials for your kids’ school supply kits. They bend to measure round things, and come in a variety of fun colors. Available at Staples.

This Snap Dragon Spike Backpack ($60) by MadPak is ferociously cool for your young boys heading back to school. A smaller size is available, too. Both available The Knowledge Tree.

For those early mornings dressing your darlings, this Knot Genie ($19.99) brush is incredible. Its no-pain design eliminates tears and complaints during the bed-head comb throughs. According to Editor Jennifer Pyron, the brush literally changed their lives. Available at Pigtails & Crewcuts.

Bento-style, the Laptop Lunchbox ($34.95) provides divided and labeled containers for portioned school lunches in a variety of important food groups. The product is lead, PBA and PVC free, so it’s not going to leach chemicals into your child’s food. Graphic carrying cases ($22.95) are sold separately to further insulate the meal and illustrate your child’s personality. Both available at Eggshells.

They’ll walk proudly into class on the first day in these playful Converse sneakers ($24 and up). The One-Star Converse collection features special colors, shoelaces, and accents. Available at Target.