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Need it! Want it! Gotta have it! – August 2011 – Back-to-school

Add these items to your back-to-school shopping list

Items that feature the PTPA seal of approval have been selected as winners by a knowledgeable and unbiased panel of parent testers, the largest of its kind in North America. Products that earn the seal are chosen for their value, functionality, quality and appeal.

Hilroy Tattoo Backpack

Students can get creative by colouring in this black and white grafi tti-style backpack. You know they will draw on their backpack anyway, so give them the proper canvas for their art! Comes with four markers.

Available for $25 at staples.ca

Native Kids Shoes

With four cool styles, this colourful footwear is perfect for the first day of school. Made from a durable, lightweight material, Native shoes are waterproof and odor-resistant. Bonus: no laces required!

Available for $35-40 at nativeshoes.com

Crayola Crayon Maker

Don’t let those broken crayons go to waste. Mix, melt and harden your bits and pieces to create new, one-of-a-kind crayons.

Available for $33 at Walmart, Toys R Us

Perlimpinpin Eco-Friendly Bibs

This book of 15 single-use, compostable bibs
can slide easily into a baby bag or be kept in the
car for emergencies. Tear one out, use it, and
toss it, without worrying about the impact on the

Available for $20 perlimpinpin.com

Kodak ESP C310 All-in-One Printer

A sleek, compact printer that can do it all! Connects to your wireless network and prints high-quality photos. Plus, Kodak ink is more affordable than many other replacement ink cartridges.

Available for $100 at kodak.ca, bestbuy.ca

Eric Carle Eco-Friendly Art Pads

Get ready to sketch, draw, paint and colour, but in an environmentally friendly way. Each art pad comes with a favourite illustration (such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar) from Eric Carle.

Available for $2-5 at currys.com, wallacks.com

The Entrepreneurial Mom’s Guide to Running Your Own Business

With the kids back in school, it might be the perfect time to start your own business. Get some helpful tips and tricks about business plans, investors, and how to balance it all with your mom duties.

Available for $24 at amazon.com

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