Back-to-school is looking pretty different this year. Chances are, some portion of learning will be happening close to home. We know it's not going to be easy, mama, but we'd like to do our part in getting you the things you need to make it a little less stressful.

To that end, we've marked down some of our favorite items in the Motherly Shop that can help make at-home learning a little more fun, a little more organized, and a little more comfortable. So shop around and best of luck with whatever back-to-school plan you have in store.

Shop our Back-to-(home)School sale or check out our top-picks below!

Wise Elk wooden lacing fruits

Wise Elk wooden lacing fruits

Keep little hands (and brains!) busy with the simple lacing fruits from Wise Elk. They help develop dexterity, fine motor skills and focus while also buying you some well-earned peace and quiet.


Plan Toys 40 wooden block set

Plan Toys 40 block set

An essential part of every kiddos' toy collection, wooden blocks provide hours and hours of open-ended play and learning. This gorgeous set from Plan Toys is made from sustainable rubber wood and a total steal even when they're not on sale.


Plan Toys balancing cactus game

Plan Toys balancing cactus

Educational and strategic, this balancing game is a learning disguised as play time. We love that this one keeps toddlers busy but also manages to be fun for the whole family.


Wise Elk cubika Africa wooden construction set

Wise Elk cubika

Sometimes you just need a brain break. The Cubika kits from Wise Elk include wooden cubes and mess-free glue dots to create animal and plant structures. It's the ideal quiet time activity for kiddos in kindergarten and up.


Plan Toys kids' round table 

Plan Toys round table

Between the retro vinyl-record looking design, the smart storage space and its chalk-friendly surface, we're hard pressed to find a cooler kids' table.


Plan Toys kids' wooden chair 

Plan Toys kids' wooden chair

Keep them focused and engaged in learning with a chair that's just their size. The gorgeous bent wood design is sturdy and comfortable for school or play.


Lorena Canals woven basket

Lorena Canals woven basket

Like throw pillows, we're firm believers you can never have too many cotton baskets. They're ideal for catching everything from toys to books to stepping in as a stylish plant holder.


Lorena Canals I love math rug

Lorena Canals I love math rug

Add some style to the study corner with this handwoven, washable cotton rug. It's lightweight enough to be used under foot or hung on the wall.


Lorena Canals notebook cushion

Lorena Canals notebook cushion

Nap time is part of the school schedule, right? Cozy up the reading corner with Lorena Canal's studious notebook cushion. And if snack time wreaks havoc on it, no problem. The cover is totally machine washable.


Yamazaki short storage table

Yamazaki short storage table

With its stylish low profile and old-school desk feel, this side table can easily moonlight as a kiddo's schoolwork station.


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