There rarely is a day when children are happier than when they complete their last final assessment and know that there’s long vacations waiting for them. So, they embrace those vacations screaming and shouting and spend all that time free of any worries or waiting for early morning buses to get to school. However, once those vacations do end, they will constantly be looking for their pair of shoes, or their bags, or uniforms and what not.
This is when parents will realize that there was so much that they had to buy before the new session but forgot. So, here is a checklist for children going back to school so that there’s nothing that parents forget to buy what their kid needs before school:
Since there is not one standardized clothing uniform for children at school, it is always advised that you get something formal to semi-formal for your children. So, you should get two pairs of trousers and two of shorts for your boy and two skirts and two trousers for your girls. You can shop your baby boy clothes online to make your job easier.
Also, do not forget that uniforms also include shoes that your kid will wear everyday with their clothes.
We know that our children will be going back to preschools, schools and colleges after the pandemic. We need to check with the school authorities what are some safety steps and checks they are taking. According to educationists at a leading preschool in Singapore, having temperature checks, sanitizing common areas and teaching the children about safety protocols that they should be following is very important. Small steps in this regard will help them stay safe and protected at school.
Although a school bag should definitely last more than one year and so your child should already have a bag. But, if the bag has any signs of tearing during the year you should get a new one. However, do not just go for a bag that will tear up within the next year. Try going for a bag that will last longer. You should thoroughly check the bag before actually buying.
Also make sure that since this is a school bag (not a high school or college bag) it should be more functional than it is stylish. It should have multiple pockets to store your kids notebooks, lunch, allowance, water bottle, and stationery pouches.
Another vital part of your child’s going back to school equipment is a lunchbox. Of course, nutrition is the most important part of your child’s daily routine and without a proper lunch box, your child cannot carry his/her daily nutrition.
Stationery and Books:
Your children also need their supply of stationery for their daily arts and crafts and learning at school. Usually schools will give out a list of books and stationery that your child will need during the year. This is your basic list of accessories that you should get for your children. However, if you have an elder child who has already the books before, it is better to hand them down.
Of course, your child will make a fuss about it, but explaining the importance of recycling at such an early age is not just great but necessary given that they become responsible citizens later on. Inculcating these values later on are the perfect way to bring up your child and make them responsible.