Award-Winning Journalist Claudia Lombana Shares How to Add Fun to Back-to-School Inspiration on TipsOnTv

Consumer Shopping Expert on Taking ‘COOL’ to the Classroom

It is that time of year when parents face the challenge of getting their kids excited about going back to school. One way to do that is to get them involved in the preparation by offering back-to-school choices that include the newest offerings from Disney, Star Wars™, Marvel, and National Geographic. Consumer expert, award-winning journalist, Claudia Lombana gives viewers and listeners a first look at the ‘magic’ of the new cool essentials that are available for a back-to-school wish list. Learn what is hot and what is cool for school and how to refresh wardrobes with hats, backpacks and other accessories.


Disney recently launched a magical collaboration with Posh Peanut, inspired by the newest Disney film, The Little Mermaid. Posh Peanut is known for its adorable collections of apparel and accessories, made especially for young kids. Combine the beloved tale of Disney’s The Little Mermaid with Posh Peanut’s stylish flair, making lunchtime a delightful adventure for little ones with the Little Mermaid Airel Lunch Bag. It has an insulated water-resistant lining, a front pocket with hidden zipper, and a nametag holder. For our kids on-the-go or in sports, check out the new Simple Modern Summit Water Bottle, this latest design is also inspired by The Little Mermaid and comes in multiple patterns and colors. It is the perfect accessory to keep little ones hydrated and easily fits in a lunch box. The Summit 18-ounce water bottle is double-walled and made from insulated stainless steel, keeping liquids cold for hours. It even comes with a leak-proof straw lid to prevent spills.


Backpacks are of course a big seller for BTS, and kids can carry their back-to-school essentials in shopDisney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Backpack, decorated in a fun embroidered print and crafted with multiple compartments and pockets for easy organization. shopDisney is a one-stop shop for any family’s back-to-school supplies featuring characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.


This amazing National Geographic Mega Science Lab by Blue Marble contains three science kits in one. Kids can explore earth sciences, dive into chemistry, and experience the magic of science!  It features 45 of Blue Marble’s most popular science, chemistry, and science magic experiments, along with a bonus guide that is packed with 30 additional experiments using common household items.


Check out Star Wars-inspired gel pens from Yoobi. They are perfect for school, home, or the office and can help add a little flair for kids when they are taking notes or doing homework. Another fun favorite for the playground is this Avengers All Over hat from Lids. This Avengers hat is part of a fashion-forward collection comprised of matching headwear and apparel inspired by MARVEL’s Super Hero team, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.