The summer holidays are almost over, and as the new academic session begins, there are certain items your kids will need to aid in a smooth back to school experience. It is essential that your kids are fully equipped when returning to their respective schools. However, deciding precisely what items are needed can be a tricky and challenging task which sometimes leaves the child ill-equipped for the school session.
There are however certain items that should be top of your list when shopping for back to school supplies. Below are ten of them.
Kids grow every day, and as such, there is an extreme possibility that they might have outgrown their old uniforms during the holiday. Also, old uniforms might have become worn out and not fit for use anymore. It is advised that you check through their closest and replace worn out uniforms.
- SCHOOL BAGS
Similarly, like uniforms also check old bags for wears and tears. Fix if you can but do well to replace if they are beyond repair. A good bag ensures safekeeping of other everyday school material. So get a new one or spend that money replacing lost items as a result of holes in bags.
- LUNCH BOXES
Packing your kids lunch in a lunch box ensures that it remains in good condition until they are ready to eat. Ziplocs or other paper bags tend to rip apart thereby spilling food on books and depriving your child of a meal. Invest in lunch boxes.
Endeavor to provide new pencil cases, pen, and pencils, erasers, etc. School Art Supplies such as paints, paint brushes, art pencils and a whole lot more are needed for class activities and take-home assignments. Online sites like The Works offer good deals on this and other children’s school items.
- PACKAGED HAND WIPES
Packaged hand wipes are a must for every child this fall. Ensure that your kids keep away from disease-causing germs by packing hand wipes along with their lunch. Remind them always to wash their hands regularly, and should they forget, the wipes are there.
- SCHOOL SHOES
Again, remember your kids are growing. They need new shoes that are comfortable to make walking easier. Also, try to look out for shoes with added features like comfortable straps and slip-proof to avoid falls on slippery hallways.
- SMALL UMBRELLA
The rains are here. Pack a small umbrella in their bags so they will not be drenched in the rain. There are different mini and medium size umbrellas for different ages of children. Buy one that suits your child.
Help your kids combat the cold by getting them really pretty cardigans. At The Works, you are sure to find different cardigans to suit the taste and age of your child.
Depending on the age and class of your child, a calculator is a must-have. Be sure to get them calculators and mathematical sets to aid their study of Math. Although you are advised to encourage them to learn to calculate without the use of such a device, having it in class aids and eases the learning process.
After paying for their texts books, you also need to get notepads and jotters in which they can write and store information. Sticky notes are also not a bad idea.
Some kids might find it difficult and stressful to quickly return to the early wake-up time that school requires. Help them settle back into the routine by beginning it at least two weeks before resumption. This gives them a chance to adapt slowly, and with the items listed above, they will be set for a wonderful new school session.