It’s almost that time, when parents have to break out the checkbook and play a guessing game featuring school supplies. Some supplies may vary slightly depending on the grade that the child is in and the specific school and programs, but there are a few basics that are pretty standard. Every child should at least have the following four items when the start of the school year rolls around.
A Sturdy Backpack
A sturdy backpack will last through the whole school year as long as it is taken care of properly. The size and durability of the backpack may vary depending upon the number of books and supplies that must be transported in the backpack, but certain brands such as Jansport can be trusted to last. Younger kids may demand backpacks that have characters or themes, but be careful not to compromise quality for flash.