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Back to School 2011 (pt 4)


An organised bedroom and workspace cuts down on wasted time, reduces stress and helps the child focus. Get rid of anything you don't need – clothes that are too small, toys that aren't played with, broken stuff, tiny stumps of pencils, the lot! Together with your child, create a system for what remains: stationery all together, sports clothes in a particular drawer, and so on.

Check that everything for school is in good working order. Sew buttons on shirts that are missing them, get your child to sharpen pencils, check that everything is labelled. Give your child responsibility for maintaining this organisation, with your help, and at an age-appropriate level. Reminders, follow-up and positive feedback will help.

Neat Freak suggests using a 4-drawer unit similar to above. This is a very useful product that you can label and have everything neat and tidy.


Ensure your child's lunchbox is labelled... you don't want to have to buy a new lunchbox this close to the end of the year! Whatever the trend is 'in' now, it will most probably be 'out' next year - so hang on to what you've got and replace for the new school year. 
There is no reason a homemade lunch needs to look dull and boring. Spice up the wrapping with some stickers and decorate the containers, or add a Love Note to brighten up your child's day. You can print your FREE LUNCHBOX NOTES from Nox Designs here.

Summer in South Africa gets H-O-T, and some lunchboxes will be sitting in hot bag racks for a few hours. A frozen drink can work well to keep the lunch cold and fresh during morning classes and by lunch time it will have thawed and be ready to drink.



Back to School 2011 (pt 4)
School uniform, School shoes, Labelling, Extra-Murals & Activities, Routine, Homework, School Notices, De-clutter your child's space, School lunches & FREE DOWNLOADS....