It’s not hard to find a good backpack for older kids with all kinds of pockets and compartments to carry the many things they need to tote to and from school every day. Preschool backpacks, on the other hand, need to be small and simple since the most a preschooler needs to carry at once is a lunchbox, a couple of art projects, and maybe a blanket for quiet time. Oh, and if it happens to have a cute pattern, that never hurts.
Preschool-age kids are small, so they need backpacks that accommodate their size. A regular backpack will hang down past their knees and could possibly even tip them over once you start to fill it up (and if you don’t fill it up, they certainly will because a preschooler loves nothing more than carrying around everything they own). You wouldn’t dress your kids in clothes that are several sizes too large for them, so the same rule should apply when it comes to their backpacks.
Where do you find preschool backpacks, though? A lot of stores will prominently display their regular kids’ backpacks, especially during back-to-school season, but the smaller options can be tougher to find. Thankfully, internet shopping exists and there is no shortage of amazing backpacks online that are perfect for your preschooler.
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With all of these great options, your preschooler might have a hard time picking the one they like best. To avoid an outburst (or them begging you to buy all the bags), just present them with a couple of your favorite options so they won’t get too overwhelmed.