Our youngest child starts kindy this year so with only a few weeks until school starts we are starting to get prepared. On the list of things to do before school starts has been the process of buying shoes, lunch boxes, labelling clothes, bags and everything else. Not forgetting getting her and myself mentally prepared.
Over the years I have spent many hours spent searching through the lost property box for my children’s belongings and I was always thankful that I had taken the time to label everything. The money I saved from having to purchase more clothing, lunch boxes and other school items would easily be in the thousands.
Since she started Day care I have been using Bright Star Kids Labels . Not only do they last through the dishwasher and wear and tear the designs are great. Miss Moo enjoyed choosing the colour and design of her labels.
With the countdown on here is what else we are doing to get ready:
Preparing a mock lunchbox
Although she has been at daycare for a few years now , her food has been served on a share plate or on a plate. We want to prepare her for eating recess and lunch at Kindy so we have began to pack her recess and lunch in her lunchbox using the containers she will be using.
Wearing our shoes before the big day
Uncomfortable shoes just make our girl so grumpy so we knew it would be important for her to choose her own shoes and wear them before she started Kindy. As there is no set shoe colour at the Kindy she will be attending then we were happy to let her choose her pink sneakers with Velcro. I really believe that unless your child is ready to do up their own laces then choosing shoes they can put on and take off independently is important.
Making up a weekly Velcro schedule
Life is going to be busy so I will hate making up a visual timetable for Miss Moo so that she knows whether she will be attending Kindy or Daycare and who will be picking her up.
Is your child attending their first day of Kindy, School or Daycare?
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Note: A set of labels was gifted to myself for review purposes. All opinions are my own and unbiased.