With the summer holidays coming to an end, the period of preparation for the next school year should be well underway! Aside from the obvious shop for a new school uniform, there are many more essential bits and bobs that are needed. To get the ball rolling, here’s a quick and easy guide to five of the top back to school essentials to find for your child.
A homework planner
With so many lessons and homework assignments on the go, it’s no surprise that your little one can get mixed up on what work is due when. That’s why a good homework planner is an essential item for every school bag, allowing your child to make notes to keep track of assignments while also building on their organisational skills.
A fully stocked pencil case
As far as organisation goes, a new pencil case stocked with everything your child needs is a great way to set them up in the right direction for the new school year. Select a few pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and highlighter pens, as well as other items that will come in handy such as a calculator and glue stick. There are plenty of great pencil cases out there to choose from, featuring plenty of space and fun designs that your child will love.
A good bag
Unless your child’s school uniform includes its own bag, you’ll want to have a good look for the perfect school bag to last the year. A bag that’s durable, spacious and easy to carry around is a must. This makes backpacks an ideal choice, while satchels and cross-body bags are popular with older children.
Whether your child gets involved in after school sports clubs or not, they’ll still need to be kitted out with the right items for P.E lessons. Get some new trainers if their current pair are looking a bit too battered, and make sure to get some labels to attach to their P.E kit to avoid mix ups and lost clothing. If your child has dance as a subject or after school hobby, shop for the perfect pair of dancing shoes made from high quality materials to last for years to come.
A refillable water bottle
It’s important for your child to stay hydrated throughout the school day, therefore packing a quality water bottle in their bag is something to consider. Refillable water bottles come in all designs and sizes, and even offer the option of a built in water filter to reduce impurities. Refillable bottles can be easily cleaned at the end of each day, and work well at saving money on multiple bottles of water as well as being good for the environment.