It's nearly September, which in parenting terms, means it's nearly time to go back to school. Although the global health crisis has upended things so far in this school year, kids aren't going to stop learning or exercising. Or growing.
While students might not be venturing into packed lecture halls, they'll still need back to school tools for learning even if it takes place at home. While younger kids aren't going to be taking part in close-contact team sports, they might be going for runs or shooting hoops at the park instead. Even as the world changes, some things still say the same.
Which is why it's important for parents to get access to great back to school sales whenever they can. Whether your child needs a new laptop or tablet for their studies or is growing out of their old gym Kit, we've identified a few sales every parent needs to browse.
Under Armour kids | Up to 40% off boys and girls' activewear
Kids grow fast, and need quality clothes, especially to withstand the wear and tear of PE and sports while looking stylish. Fortunately, Under Armour is offering up to 40% off activewear, whether they're after leggings and running t-shirts or a hoodie to throw on after practice.
All-New Amazon Fire HD 8, 32GB | now $89.99 at Amazon
Whether your young adult want to take notes in class, use the eBook function to view textbooks, use a visual aid during presentations, view instructional videos, play games and surf the web, a tablet is a great addition to any student's arsenal. The Amazon Fire HD 8 contains a full-HD screen, 12 hours battery life and 32GB storage. It's also around one-third the price of the average iPad. The 16GB Fire 7 model can be found even cheaper, at just $49.99.
HP Pavilion 14 with 256GB SSD | was $890.99| now $764.32 at HP Store
For older kids or those just going off to university for the first time, the HP Pavilion 14 is the perfect student laptop. It's a workhorse, with a big 256GB SSD and Intel-Core i7 processor, but at 14 inches, it's just small enough to go from class to class. A 10-hour battery life and a $126 discount is the icing on the proverbial cake. It's one of the best deals on this laptop on right now.
The back to school sales are one of the busiest times of the year for savvy shoppers, which is why it's important to pick your moment wisely. Although no dates have been announced for children returning to school just yet, the government are expected to reveal its back to school plan in the middle of August.
Stock will likely fly off the shelves, which is why we'd recommend staking your claim early, with functional purchases usable both at home and in schools.
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Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and is currently Fitness and Wellbeing Editor at TechRadar, covering all things exercise and nutrition on Fit&Well's tech-focused sister site. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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