The school year is quickly approaching, and if you’re worried about how well your kids will stay on task with their assignments, you aren’t the only one. Statistics show that seven to 10 high schoolers feel bored in school. And another poll of students in grades five through 12 indicated that while eight in 10 elementary students were engaged with school, that number was quickly dropping.
Luckily, there are steps you can take to help your kids to enjoy their time in and out of class and be more productive all throughout the school year. Take a look at the best kids PC accessories we recommend to boost your kids’ grades.
A good PC mouse can last your child for several years. It will work quickly and perform well. Products intended for gaming also have an ergonomic design that will stave off any hand or wrist pain.
This Logitech model comes in at $19.99, making it a highly affordable option. The mouse is small, comfortable, and very responsive. It’s wireless with 10 meters of wireless range. The mouse will work for 12 months on the pre-installed battery. And your child will love the opportunity to select their favorite of the colorful floral designs. Logitech says the mouse is ideal for smaller hands.
Some schools now request that each student come to class prepared with their own flash drive. If kids use shared computers at school, this allows them to download their individual work and take it home to use on their personal computer at home. Some teachers may also provide educational resources or lesson materials to go on the flash drive.
This SanDisk option is available in sizes that go up to 256GB. At $15.99, it’s also affordable for your child. Reviews state the flash drive works fairly quickly, making this a good choice for back to school tech.
Do your kids have trouble focusing on homework when the noises of the household are swirling around them? Purchase a headset they can use to help block out distractions and stay on task.
Acer’s Nitro Gaming Headset goes over the head and features an omni-directional microphone with 50mm Audio Drivers. It’s lightweight, has a USB connection, and works with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. The headset costs $39.99. Headsets are also great for students who learn best by hearing.
Allow your kids to work wherever they’re most productive by investing in a portable lap desk that can be carried around the house. This product from the brand BTMWAY costs $65.98 at Walmart.
The laptop desk fits most size notebooks with space for a mouse and includes an antiskid cup holder design. It has an ergonomic design that promises to keep the user’s abdomen comfortable, and the material used is moisture-proof and scratch-resistant—making this the perfect product for kids.
The table comes in black, white, gray, or wood. No assembly is required. A handle allows for easy portability.
Rounding out our list of the best kids tech is this Predator Aethon keyboard. The better your child’s keyboard, the faster and easier they’ll be able to type—and the more productive they’ll be.
The Predator Aethon has embedded multimedia keys and a 50m keystroke rating, meaning it will last for around 50 million keystrokes (or at least 2-3 years). The keyboard is black with backlit LED color keys. It connects via USB port and works with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. The keyboard costs $69.99.
Today, pencils and binders aren’t the only things on your kids’ supply lists. Back to school tech is a fact of life, too. With the best kids PC accessories, your young scholars will be equipped with everything they need to succeed this school year.
About Dan VanPatten: Dan is a full-time technology writer with interests in gaming, gadgetry, and all things PC tech related. He writes about a variety of topics including technology news, product reviews, and software. His experience stems from years of experience writing & producing content for technology newsletters & publications.