Back to School Preparations
Going back to school has never been easy for parents and kids at any age, as you’ve got a lot to prepare. Some parents may find it enjoyable, while others consider it a chore. The back-to-school shopping and preparation can sometimes be exciting and overwhelming at the same time.
The new school year is just around the corner, and many parents are getting their kids ready with abundant experience. However, some struggling parents are wondering where to start.
This blog post is here to help with a practical guide. You can use these down-to-earth tips to ease your concerns and organize your kids well. Then before the opening bell rings on the first day, we want every parent to feel fully prepared.
Supplies & Clothing for School
1. Check the School Specific Supply List
First, you should gather the school supply list, which may differ from school to school and teacher to teacher. The next step is to take inventory of those you already have. You can discuss with your children to determine if they want to continue using some larger items, such as three-ring binders or calculators if they are in good condition.
2. Don’t Miss Items On School List
The most important thing is that you can’t skip out on buying the items on the school supply list. The supply list varies from school to school and mainly depends on the teachers. However, you can purchase certain staples needed when classes begin.
Here’s the basic list that applies for all ages:
- Colored Pencils
- Hole punch
- Lunch Box
- Hand Sanitizer
- A Good Book Light
3. Make a List of Additional School Stationery
Once checked the school checklist, you can make sure what you need to buy and make a list of the additional supplies. Do not wait until the last minute of the back-to-school season because the attractive and great discounts usually happen at the beginning.
4. Ask Your Kids to Involve in Back-to-School Shopping
Ideally, you can ask your kids to do the back-to-school shopping on their own with a limited budget. They can feel more excited about the new year and have the joy of participation.
5. School Supplies Differ in Ages
The school supplies for college are a whole different ball game. As your kids grow, you will learn that their school supplies' needs change greatly. The higher the level of education, the more demanding and expensive the school supplies will be, especially for those college goers.
6. Saving Tips for College Students
You don’t have to pay the total price of electronic products if you can prove you are a college student. For most retailers, you can show your college transcript or student ID card to get special discounts only for college students.
The Apple company is an excellent example since its special Apple Education Pricing policy offers reduced prices for gadgets like iPad & Macbook.
1.Check Your Kid’s Wardrobe
Everyone knows that kids grow like seeds at an amazing speed, so they need to update their wardrobe every year, especially the boys. So the parents should check the wardrobe first and then confirm the supplement with needed clothing. It’s reasonable to keep using those still well-fitting clothes and shop for the outdated ones.2. Pay Attention to Specific School Dress Code
Before you start clothing shopping for the back-to-school season, ensure you know the school dressing requirements and if your kids need to wear school uniforms. Different schools might hold different dress code requirements. At the same time, it also corresponds to gender identity.
Here are the common clothing items for kids of all age:
- Hoodies: 2-4
- Jeans: 3-5 pairs
- Long-sleeved tops: 2-4
- Short-sleeved tops: 4-6
- Socks: 5-7 pairs
- Sweaters: 2-4
- Underwears: 7+ pairs
3. Shoes for School
Most schools have specific dress code policies for PE days, which can avoid accidents like tripping. Therefore, you should first check with the school requirements and then start shopping. Besides, some schools are restricted to sandals or other open-toed shoes. So make sure you know the particular dress code of your kids' school.
In general, it’s ideal to have these shoes prepared in advance:
- Casual shoes
- Sports shoes
4. Some Accessories for School
In case of any extreme weather happens, you can buy your kids: rain boots/ raincoats/ gloves, etc. What’s more, during Covid-19, don’t forget to prepare some masks for your kids; they have to change their masks daily.
Preparations for After-school Study
To do well in school, students must have all the necessary supplies to support their school work. At the same time, the home study also plays an essential role as they need to do their homework, preview, or self-study at home. There will be some preparation tips.
1. Decorate a Home Study Space
As parents, there’s always a place for our kids to study at home without distraction. We’ll prepare a comfortable and quiet space for their distance learning and homework, where they can focus on the tasks at hand.
Simply, a stable desk/a comfy chair /a versatile reading light will be needed. If your kid is a book lover, who loves to read at night in bed, you need to buy an eye-caring book light.
2. Choose Suitable Book Light with Proper Lighting
It’s vital to pick the most suitable book light for your kids because their eyes are still vulnerable to strong lights and blue lights. Long-term exposure to dim light can cause dry eyes and shortsightedness, while too bright light can also be detrimental because it reduces visual acuity. So choosing a decent and suitable book light is necessary.
There are 4 categories of book lights on the market, each of which has different features and functions. Based on your kids’ age and reading habits, you can choose a decent reading light that suits your kids best.
Neck Light: This neck reading light has an ergonomic design with airy portability. It comes with 3 color temperatures: amber light (1800k) / cool light (3400k) / cool white light (6000k), also equips with 3 brightness levels. Your kids can have a private reading bubble without disturbing roommates if they live on campus. Its 90° narrow beam angle allows your kids to aim only at their focus.
Amber Book Light: Blue light can harm our eyes, especially for your kids' not fully developed eyesight. So this book reading light is your first choice, considering most students like to read books in bed before sleep. The amber light will stimulate your body to produce more melatonin naturally, leading to better sleep quality.
Clip On Light: It’s also called a headboard clip on light, providing brighter lighting, reaching more than 200 lumens. Therefore it’s widely used as a fixed illuminant to light up the entire room. The sturdy clamp allows it to clip on any board firmly, such as your desk board or bed board. The unique amber mode is also equipped with this book light.
Book Light for Kids: This eye-caring book light is the perfect reading aid for young learners. It’s specially designed for kids with a safety guarantee. Internally, it’s certified by CPC (Children’s Products Certificate) and complies with applicable children’s products safety rules. For example, the short circuit protection. Externally, this book light for kids has a no-sharp design to protect your kids from getting scratched.
3. Ask Your Kids to Make a Study Schedule
At school, teachers will be responsible for supervising their school work. However, at home, your kids have to stick to their studying rituals, and parents shouldn’t teach them how to study.
A good self-study habit can significantly affect your kids in the long run, so let them make their own specific study plan for homework or remote learning.
4. Encourage Your Kids to Read Before School Begins
The summer vacation is the most precious time for students, so they will spend most of their time hanging out with friends, reading some extracurricular books, biking, etc. Before school starts, encourage your kids, who’ve slacked off during summer, to read and preview for the school new year and refresh their reading and learning skills.
1.Plan Healthy Meals
You can discuss with your kids to have healthy meal plans for their three meals a day. They can have nutritious food on hand for breakfast and after-school snacks. If the school offers breakfast & lunch, you should find out how much school breakfasts and lunches cost. Then find out whether snacks and drinks are available at school or can be brought from home. Most importantly, inform the school staff if your kids have a severe food allergy.
2. Lay the Ground Rules ASAP
The first thing to do is to set up a healthy bedtime routine before school starts. Then determine where and when your kids will do homework. Also, you should figure out a plan for your kids to balance homework and leisure time. Thus you can set rules for free TV time, video games, and computer use for non-school relaxation.
3. Familiarize Yourself with School Requirements
There’s always lots of information on the school website that you must keep updated with. First of all, ensure your child is fully registered with the school before school begins, particularly if it’s your first year.
You should read the school handbook carefully, which has rules and regulations and don’t forget to review all the school medical requirements. Besides, pay attention that your kids should have all the required immunizations up. If you aren’t positive, you can schedule a doctor’s appointment for any shots, and remember to bring the school forms to the physician’s office.
If your kids have any particular health concerns, you must notify the principal’s office, school nurse, and teacher in advance in case of any accidents.
In the End
This is the best time to update your kids’ wardrobe & clearing out all the items that are worn out or too small during the back-to-school season. In the meantime, do not forget to prepare a cozy & quiet study space for your kids. To have excellent academic achievements, after school study plan also matters. Therefore, you will want to choose the most suitable book light as the perfect studying aid and reading companion.
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