Get them raring to go for the new school year with our pick of the best back-to-school accessories
Get your young ones’ brains into gear before the start of the school year with City Centre Sharjah’s super fun Rubik’s Cube Challenge. Youngsters who visit the mall before the 15th of September will be able to test their quick fingers and minds against the famous puzzle cube – and each other – with a guest from the World Cube Association on hand to judge the grand finale.
Need another temptation to convince them to join you on the annual back-to-school shopping trip? The mall will also be hosting a unique, fun, singalong with Tom & Jerry, from 11th – 14th of September, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained as you tick off items on the shopping list.
Here’s our pick of the stationery, snack time and school bag essentials you’ll want to stock up on before summer is out.
Cool and colourful, kids and teens will love this simple-but-stylish backpack. With a two-way zippered main compartment that’s big enough for all their essentials, as well as two front pockets with internal dividers, it also boasts slip-in side pockets for those all-important water bottles. Find it at Sun & Sand Sports Kids.
Converse Go2 backpack, AED158, Sun & Sand Sports Kids, visit City Centre Sharjah
Call off the search for an all-white sports shoe – these simple slip-ons from Max not only meet most uniform criteria, they’re brilliantly affordable to boot.
Textured Slip-On Shoes, AED49, Max, visit City Centre Sharjah
Featuring a super-cute llama design that little ones will love, this insulated snack box comes with an attachable fork and is perfect for cubed fruit or chilled healthy snacks.
Skip Hop Zoo Insulated Little Kid Food Jar, AED60, Carter’s, visit City Centre Sharjah
Featuring a lunch bag, pencil case, lunch box and water bottle, as well as a spacious and hardwearing trolley bag, this five-piece set will allow you to score off half your back-to-school shopping list for one affordable price.
My Little Pony five-piece trolley bag set, AED155, Babyshop, visit City Centre Sharjah