As parents, we want to be well prepared, but the lists of what is needed can be endless! It can be difficult to know what the essentials are, so we have put together a list of what we feel are essentials for when your child is going back to school…
Prepare the Uniform
Uniform essentials for children starting school usually include:
- 2 polo shirts
- 2 school shirts
- 2 pairs of trousers / shorts / pinafores / skirts
- 1 school cardigan / jumper
- PE Kit (tracksuit, shorts & runners)
- Schools shoes (usually black or brown)
- School socks / tights
Get School Supplies
Look out for deals from school book suppliers and check out second-hand options.
Don’t forget about the following :
- Pencil sharpener
- Folder for notes
Create a Lunch Plan
If you want to avoid giving your child the same lunch every day, we recommend having a lunch box plan. Simply varying the fruits, veggies, sandwich holder and fillings can make life easier and prevent lunch boxes from coming home uneaten!
You could also set up a different shelf in the cupboards & fridge so your child can choose different items daily.
Put a Morning Routine in Place
When your child is starting school it is essential to put a morning routine in place as quickly as possible. If they stick to the order, they will soon learn the routine and mornings will be less stressful for everyone.
For instance you could have; wake up at your alarm, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, brush hair, get lunchbox ready, shoes on, coat on and ready to go!
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