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Your kiddo is about to enter kindergarten! Even though their school will send out a complete list of school supplies to purchase before their first day, there's a likely chance an item or two might slip your mind. Or, there may be a few other things that didn't make the *official* list but might greatly benefit your little one. From adorable and durable lunch boxes and silicone snack bags to cute backpacks and notebooks for young writers, this list has all the essentials that may or may not be on your child's school-provided list. We even found some great reading, writing, and math workbooks so they can practice what they learned in school — or get ahead! Keep reading to see our top picks, and don't forget to check out our elementary, middle, and high school guides, as well.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Petrarca