Organizing Your Backpack
There is a lot of stuff to carry around, so it’s important to get it all organized. This will help your child be more organized and less likely to forget things or leave important items behind.
1. Getting the Right Size, Weight and Straps: Your child’s Backpack should fit their body and be proportional to their height. This is especially important for kids who are still growing.
2. Two Broad, Padded Shoulder Straps: The shoulder straps should distribute the load evenly between both shoulders. This is critical for preventing shoulder pain and strain.
3. Keep the Bag Lightweight and Stylish: Your child should be able to walk with the bag without feeling he or she is carrying too much weight. Choose a backpack with a lightweight design and padded shoulder straps.
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4. Use Packing Cubes to Organize Stuff: Using packing cubes can make it easier to find the things your child needs. You can put a small compartment in the front of the bag for books and another one for notebooks, folders and other school supplies.
5. Create a Checklist: You can help your child write down what they need to take with them each day on a piece of paper that fits into the backpack tag. This will be their guide as they pack and unpack their backpack throughout the week.
6. Keep Your Backpack Clean and Organized: When you’re done using your backpack, empty it out of everything but essentials. This will make it easy for you to organize your child’s backpack as they go through the school year and also helps to prevent the bag from becoming cluttered.