It’s unbelievable that a new school year is right around the corner. It seems like every year, time gets faster and faster, especially if you are the parent to a kindergartener. So, we decided to help you out with some must-have items for when your darling little one walks through the mighty halls of education for the first time.
A box of Kleenex. There will be tears, but whatever you do, save the box of tissues for your child’s classroom. We suggest bringing along some tissues for your own personal use. The waterworks will be turned on the moment the little one lets go of your hand and walks up to the teacher.
A Nap Mat. No, your child won’t use it. Yes, you wish you can reclaim all of those times you refused to nap in kindergarten. Regardless, you will have to purchase your child his or her own nap mat so he or she can not sleep on it as well.
A Change of Clothes. This is self-explanatory. Have you ever seen a kindergartner with impeccable motor skills who could eat and play while staying pristine? Yeah, we haven’t either. Send the kiddo off with a change of clothes and rest easy that you won’t have Pigpen running up to you in the pickup line.
A Big Box of Crayons. Speaking of motor skills, there will be plenty of coloring and writing to put your child on the path to penmanship. Let the kid go wild and create refrigerator masterpieces with seemingly endless color options.
A Backpack. It isn’t official until your freshly-minted kindergartener has a backpack to take to school. Anyway, does it get more adorable than seeing tiny little ones with their mini backpacks all heading to school?
This is only a small selection of items to get your child going on the first day of school. But fret not, we know how those items can hit your wallet hard. So, you can always set up a Bowl of Cherries back-to-school registry to complete the extensive and exhaustive list your child’s school will provide. Happy shopping!