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Back to school Checklist for Preschool

Back to school checklist for Preschool

1. Backpack: Choose a small and lightweight backpack with comfortable straps for your child to carry their belongings.
2. Lunch Box: Look for a lunch box that is easy for your child to open and close independently. 
3. Water Bottle: Pick a spill-proof and easy-to-hold water bottle to keep your child hydrated throughout the day.
4. Change of Clothes: Pack an extra set of clothes, including underwear and socks, in case of any accidents or spills.
5. Naptime Supplies: If required, provide a small blanket, pillow, or nap mat for your child’s rest time at school.
6. School Supplies:
 Crayons
 Washable markers
 Child-safe scissors
 Glue sticks
 Pencils (thick or triangular for easier grip)
 Drawing paper
 Construction paper
 Playdough
7. Art Smock or Apron: Protect your child’s clothes during messy art activities with a smock or apron.
8. Tissues and Wipes: Provide a small pack of tissues and wipes for personal hygiene and cleaning up.
9. Hand Sanitizer: Consider providing a child-safe hand sanitizer for use before meals and after outdoor play.
10. Sunscreen and Hat: If your preschooler spends time outdoors, pack sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection.
11. Indoor Shoes or Slippers: Some preschools require indoor shoes or slippers to Keep the classroom clean.
12. Labeling Supplies: Label your child’s belongings with their name to avoid mix-ups.
13. Back-to-School Outfit: Let your child pick a special outfit for the first day of preschool.
14. Small Backpack Charm or Keychain: Attach a unique charm or keychain to your child’s backpack to help them easily recognize it.
15. Family Photo: Slip a family photo into your child’s backpack to provide comfort during the school day.
16. Allergy or Medical Information: If your child has allergies or any medical conditions, provide the necessary information and medication to the preschool staff.
17. Parent Contact Information: Ensure the preschool has up-to-date contact information for emergencies.
18. Preschool Handbook or Information: Familiarize yourself with the preschool’s policies, procedures, and schedules.
19. Positive Reinforcement Items: Prepare small tokens like stickers or small treats to celebrate your child’s achievements or milestones.

Remember that preschools may have specific requirements or recommendations, so it’s a good idea to check with the school or teachers to ensure you have all the necessary items for a successful and enjoyable start to the preschool year.

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