Before we can unleash our children into the capable hands (and onto the nerves) of their new teachers, we must first prepare them for the year ahead. This means a little school supply shopping. My son is entering kindergarten which means I’m a back-to-school shopping novice. I’m still collecting the basics — pencils, crayons, paper, scissors — but I am most excited about helping him pick out his very first big kid backpack.
We’ve been doing a little online browsing together and I was surprised to learn that selecting the perfect bag involves a lot more than finding the right color to match his new sneakers. It needs to be ergonomic as well. Turns out lots of children injure their backs, neck, and shoulders every year from wearing ill-fitting backpacks incorrectly.
Here are a few backpack safety tips for your grade-schooler:
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