After holidays come to a close the next rush is for your children to get back to school. It is only then you will notice how cluttered their school supplies have become. Sometimes you may not be able to find necessary equipment and such. And then there are the supplies you need to constantly refill such as pencils, pens, erasers etc. The first thing you should do is go through everything your child has and make a list of what you need. Once you make a shopping list you can either go shopping with them or order online for your convenience. The advantage of going outside and involving them in the shopping process is that you are engaging them in the activity. This can be one way for you to spend some quality time with them. If you have any queries, you can clarify them by talking to the teachers. There can be additional equipment you need to buy for the new school term. Once you buy these items, you will have to put name labels for kids to avoid them getting confused with other children’s items.
Some schools have a uniform and children can outgrow their clothes very fast. You will have to go through the closet and see if the uniforms fit or if they’re old. You will have to attach new name labels for school to what you will buy. It will make it much easier for you if you lay out the clothing your child needs for the rest of the week. This can become handy especially if the school doesn’t have a specific uniform. This way you can avoid indecision at the last minute and avoid delays. But you will need to keep an eye out to weather when it comes to selecting the clothing choices. The fabric of the clothes may differ according to the season. For example, thinner fabric for the summer and thick woollen clothed to keep warm in the winter.
You can also put together an emergency kit they can keep in their bag which will contain items such as an extra pen, tampons, emergency medication, stain remover, chapstick etc. If your child is very young, you can make a checklist of everything he/she has to do before bed and during the morning to get them accustomed to a routine. This will include brushing teeth, washing their face, putting clothes on, lacing their shoes etc. And make sure to keep food items for sandwiches or home lunches together in the fridge so that you will be able to make a quick meal in the morning for them to take. You can cut up vegetables the night before and have a few prepared meals as well.
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