Go back to school in style

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

What a Croc

Crocs, Inc. recently debuted three new shoe styles that are sure to be an instant back-to-school favorite with kids of all ages.

All styles are made with bright, fun colors, and with the option to make customized style choices, what more could kids ask for? Moms will be happy, too, because Crocs are easy to clean and come at a great price-all less than $50. And they're made from Crocs' proprietary closed-cell resin Croslite material, which conforms to the foot, creating a custom fit for unparalleled comfort while kids are busy at school. New styles include the Hannah Montana Girls Mary Jane, complete with images of the pop star; Kids Mist, comfortable rain boots that block out the elements with a waterproof and lightweight design; and Kids Axle, with a rugged construction and a cool camo pattern. For more information, visit Crocs.com. Click here to register to win!

Come here, Pet

We think this Littlest Pet Shop Pilot case is just about the cutest thing ever! Now kids can travel to school and sleepovers in style with this rolling tote. They can take all their overnight clothes, books or toys with them, accompanied by their favorite Littlest Pet Shop characters. At press time, it's on sale at Wal-Mart.com for only $14 (originally $19.96). Click here to register to win!

Takin' it to the street

Street Science's revolutionary school supplies take learning to new heights. The line is not only fresh and modern for today's generation, but it's the first school supply collection to promote education through style, design and today's youth culture. With a fresh and modern approach promoting individuality, creativity and knowledge to the fashion inspired, music adoring and tech savvy generation, this new collection featuring notebooks, three-ring binders, folders and composition books make the grade. Street Science products retail from $1.99 to $4.99 and are sold at K-mart and most retailers where school supplies are sold. More information on Street Science can also be found at StreetSci.com. Click here to register to win!

Cool lunches are in the bag

We recently received these great lunch totes from Built, which we love. With a semi-firm exterior wrapped around a stretchy interior neoprene panel, the totes insulate for up to four hours while cushioning lunches from minor bumps and everyday knocks. The unique bellow design folds flat when not in use and they're machine washable. Plus, we adore the cool retro designs and fun prints. Look at these tiger, doggy and bunny packs for your little ones. Check them out on builtny.com. Click here to register to win!

More cool for school

Speaking of cool back-to-school stuff, girls will love the Dot Collection from Mead, which incorporates playful polka dots in multiple

colors and sizes that pop against a white background. And forget the rules about pairing patterns. Mead is embracing the chance to mix it up with Moroccan-inspired floral patterns of every shape and size. Click here to register to win!

Remember your Trapper notebook? It's back! This year, the iconic school supply puts another feather in its cap as the brand celebrates its 30th birthday and adds Trapper folders, index card holders, a weekly assignment book and more. Responding to student's demand for customizable products, all of these Trapper products feature a translucent cover where kids can trap everything from photos to class schedules. Click here to register to win!

More and more, handwriting development is falling to parents who are left without the tools or know-how to teach handwriting at home. To help bridge the gap, the experts behind the Mead brand developed Mead Writing Fundamentals, a line of 15 products guiding parents how to best introduce and develop fundamental writing skills at all handwriting stages. Click here to register to win a set of four handwriting helpers for kids in kindergarten through second grade!