Preparing for back to school brings both excitement and anxiety for parents and caretakers as they get ready to send students back to the classroom. If navigating a long list of gear needed to prepare for the school year ahead seems like a daunting task, we’ve got a resource to help you check off one of the most important items.
Whether it’s the pens and notebooks or clothing and shoes on the list, students may pay more attention to the latest colors and styles. Parents and caretakers, however, must focus on practicality, cost and safety. It is important to note that one of the most critical items on your student’s list is the backpack he or she will carry everyday throughout the school year. When filled with books, electronic items and other supplies, the average backpack weighs more than 15 lbs. Additionally, there are 7,000 reported backpack-related emergency room visits each year. These statistics make it essential to keep proper fit, size, style and proper packing technique in mind to avoid injury. As you prepare for the first day of school, this infographic will help you choose the perfect backpack for your student.Read More