Back to school: the right supplies for your child

Get ready for studies with a checklist to shop for must-have back-to-school tools. Where did the summer go?

As the new school year fast approaches, the toys and games of the summer break need to be replaced with back-to-school items.

A well-supplied desk makes your child’s homework easier to complete without any excuses of missing items. Schools often provide parents with a teachers’ list of supplies required for the upcoming year in advance of the first day of school. Sizes, quantities and other details maybe specifically requested. Depending on the age of your child and the grade they are attending, items could be different between elementary and high school children.

Besides paper products, pencils and notebooks, obtaining the necessary supplies will make the workspace complete—just like yours. Your kid's desk will need a good reading lamp with adequate illumination and an ergonomically sound desk chair. The efficiency of your child’s desk spot is important in order to keep on track with homework. With uniforms or a new wardrobe that need to be purchased, it starts to add up. It would be wise to take advantage of the back-to-school sales to make shopping easier. While shopping, it will be necessary to get a combination lock and lunch bags for school. With all these supplies taken care of in advance, your student can focus on studies and learning!

The follow shopping list for school supplies is a guide to all the items that maybe needed. Check to see if last year’s goods still work fine to avoid duplicates. Bring this list with you to the store so you won’t forget anything.


Today’s schoolbags are smart sturdy back packs to carry books and assignments, supplies, and more to and from school and home. Things to look for: thick padded

shoulder straps to protect shoulders, a weight no more than 10 percent of their body weight, and in a color and style your child likes.

Paper products

Notebooks with subject dividers
3-ring binder with lined or graph paper
Drawing paper
Calendar for assignments
Printer paper

Writing instruments

Pens, pencils and erasers
Pencil sharpener
Pencil case
Markers and highlighters
Crayons and paints

Computer and electronics

Ink cartridges
Flash drive

Miscellaneous items

Glue and tape
Flash cards

Wall space

Bulletin board and white board for writing reminders Décor: a desk should also have some fun items that reflect your child’s personality and interests, like a poster of a favorite pop star, athlete or character in a book.


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