No child wants to think about going back to school – even though they love choosing new stationery! For parents, it’s usually the other way around, you hate doing the shopping but you’re glad they’re going back. However those three little words make you feel, you’ll need to get your little ones organised!
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There’s no chance your child will still fit into last year’s clothes – unless you chose something incredibly stretchy! Thankfully children’s uniforms are pretty cheap to buy and some items, like this girl’s blazer, come with Teflon coating for extra durability!
At £4 it’s a bargain too, and comes in sizes from 3-16 years.
Marks and Spencer also have a clever range of back to school clothing. These boys trousers are made to defy bad weather and creases!
Younger children need colouring pencils and older kids will want protractors and fancy calculators. A new pencil case – free of graffiti (for a while) and suitably on-trend is also a must.
This Moshi Monsters pencil case comes fully loaded with pens, pencils, a rule, an eraser and a pencil sharpener, which should keep pre-teens happy. This four piece geometry set is great for older kids.
A sturdy backpack is a real boon. If you can fit in all their books, a packed lunch, and a PE kit, you’re doing well! For younger children, backpacks should also be fun to use.
For older kids of either gender, this sporty grey bag is a bargain!
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