When it comes to losing stuff, it’s not surprisingly kids are the worst culprits. And odds are, your child is no different!
Sending your child to school is often an expensive venture, so it makes sense to do everything you can to stop kids losing things at school. These tips will help to save you money while also teaching your child how to be independent.
How to stop kids losing their belongings
Over the years you will replace many school jumpers, lunchboxes, water bottles and hats. SO MANY HATS! But wait, there’s more. Other commonly lost items include school books, stationery and school bags (how?!).
But before your costs start piling up for replacements, there some things you and your child can do to reduce the number of lost belongings throughout the year.
- Ask specific questions – each day ask your child if they have their schoolbag, lunchbox, shoes, hat, etc. Yes, this will become tiring (borderline nagging) however the day you don’t ask will be the day those belongings do not come home. This will help them to become more organised.
- Check lost property – each school will have a certain process for lost property. Some will have a basket in each classroom, while others will have one designated lost property area for the whole school. If your child has misplaced something, ask them to have a look through the lost and found bin for them. If they cannot locate it, check again in a couple of days. Depending on the age of your child, it might be a good idea if you had a look as well.
- Label everything – labelling school items is crucial. It will be easier to find and you will have a much better chance of having lost property returned if it is labelled with your child’s name and class. If you don’t want to handwrite names and classes on every individual item, you can get bright and fun personalised items (such as school bags, pencil cases, water bottles) and adhesive labels that take the stress out of labelling everything.
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- Take the bare minimum – children don’t need five lead pencils each day or three glue sticks. Send what they will need and keep the rest at home for when they run out. The more they have available, the less careful they tend to be.
Sometimes it may not seem like it, but kids don’t intentionally lose their stuff. It could just be that they had a big day and were learning lots of new things which resulted in them forgetting to put their water bottle back in their backpack once they finished lunch.
This does not make it less of a headache when they misplace items but hopefully, these tips will help stop kids losing things at school.
How do you stop your kids losing things at school?
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