We Love: August

1. In the bag
Vibrant-hued single-strap bag from Kavu with lots of pockets to keep your essentials organized, $50. apexoutfitter.com

2. Elements of style
Glow-in-the-dark Periodic Table T-shirt, $16.95; Dinosaur bones T-shirt, $14.95. scisafari.com

3. Wooden Puzzles
Learn shapes and numbers with these sturdy puzzles from Melissa & Doug. Shape Sequence Sorting Set, $14.99; Number Set, $19.99. laddersedu.com

1. Educational kits
Build four robots and explore different methods of motorized movement. Robotikits, EM4 Robot Kit with motor, for ages 8 and older, $24.95. Make glowing slime or a bubbling light wand. Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Lab, for ages 8 and older, $19.95. scisafari.com

2. Get the message
Carry a 17-inch laptop, books and lots more in Patagonia’s roomy and stylish messenger bag, $129. apexoutfitter.com

3. Workbooks for all ages
 “AP U.S. History” with practice exams, from CliffsNotes, $29.99; “Common Core Connections: Language Arts” for fourth grade, from Carson-Dellosa, $9.99; “Puzzles and Games that Make Kids Think” for third grade, from Teacher Created Resources, $14.99; “Everyday Comprehension: Intervention Activities” for kindergarten, from Newmark Learning, $19.99. laddersedu.com

4. Head and heart
Soft foam models help kids second-grade and older learn what’s inside the head and how the heart works. Cross Section Head Model and Cross Section Heart Model, $19.99 each. laddersedu.com

1. Fun these are!
Vans sneakers prove that Star Wars gear never goes out of style, $60. apexoutfitter.com

2. Must-have shoe
Toms in classic red are practically dress-code, and with every purchase, a child in need gets a pair of shoes, $48. apexoutfitter.com

Where to Shop
Apex Outfitter and Board Co.
225 N. Salem St., Apex
(919) 267-9353

Ladders Teaching Store
4104 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville
(919) 651-8399
laddersedu.com, facebook.com/LaddersTeachingStore

Science Safari
1255 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
(919) 460-6051


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