1. GET A BACKPACK
Getting a new backpack is a treat, a fashion statement and a
necessity. Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps
and a padded back for comfort. Let your child have a say in what it
looks like. Their memories of that year will often depend on if they
liked their daily rituals.
2. ORGANIZE WARDROBE
Children grow and wardrobe needs change. Donate or trade what
isn’t enjoyed or ill fitting and shop for essentials that your child
likes, is comfortable in and is durable. Reorganize their closet
and dresser. Having easily accessed items helps to make morning
rituals a breeze.
3. MAKE HOMEWORK CADDIES
The key is everything in one place and portable. Individualize to
your child’s needs and likes. Moveable homework stations are
convenient and fun.
4. GET TO KNOW YOUR TEACHERS
You’re a team co educating your child, it’s a partnership and
expectations should be communicated. If there is an established
sense of mutual caring, your child will thrive.
5. HEALTH CHECK
Update medical information, book a physical and try to anticipate
your child’s needs for the school year. Identifying allergies,
physical limitations and learning abilities, helps your child’s school
oversee their welfare.