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Do the schoolbag of your children be very heavy?
As most schools do not a locker for each student;
many books are put into the schoolbag.
Many students carry the heavy schoolbag to school each day!
i see many pri sch kids bring very big n heavy bags to sch ..so poor thing ....n some , the bag seems bigger than them~! when i in sec sch n ite , i dump everything in my sch locker..hehe..only bring pencil case to sch nia!
*cry*..... my son bag was not as heavy as him....
He carries everday with him
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Jotter back, 2-3 exercise back.... 1 Pencil case, 1 set Pencil colour and umbrella and water bottle........
Really seems tooo heavy for him cos he sometimes walk bend forward.....
yes, tts what i saw..so poor thing ..
For my son, even the school has locker for them, but he still have to bring the following :
3 textbooks and handbook
music book (when he has the lesson)
social study (when he has the lesson)
health education (when he has the lesson)
Jacket (air conditioned room)
He never complaint, but I feel that it is really tough for his back.
He used to carry just the backpack, but after seeing that it is really heavy, I have ask him to put his worksheet and homework file seperately in a plastic holder by a sling recycled bag.
dear son' bag has:
pencilbox / chinese text back / ch.writing back / sch diary / story book / plastic clear file / water bottle / lunch box
the rest of his text bks / art stuffs / spare jotter ex. bks / subject files; are kept in the sch locker.
workbks are all with teacher unless returned for parent's signature.
Personally, I find it pretty unfair. However, I have my worries about my dear daughter's welfare should I bring tis unfairness up to the management of the sch. what would you do if you were me??
I would tell my students to pack their bags and tell them what are the textbooks they need. Especially with supplementary worksheets, students dont't need ALL the textbooks everyday. But you know what? some of the students say that their mothers want them to bring it "JUST IN CASE".
What to do?
Also, some students do not pack their files. I can find worksheets dated January till now in their school bags. I do not think that teachers check the files everyday, but the students dont't bother.
I think parents can help students in packing of their bags. By secondary school, or P6, they would be "vain" and want to carry trendy bags, then they will be bothered to pack their own bags and avoid overloading.
Hope my input helps
My boy in P1, his bag is really heavy for his age...
Especially when they bring home files etc for signing....
Do you parents use those trolley bag?
I think trolley bags add on to the weight, and then when the kids are moving along corridor or up/down the steps, can be rather cumbersome too!
Any good ergonomic school bags that mommies can recommend ? Where to purchase them and how much ?
Do such bags really make a postive difference when carrying heavy load ? Am considering of getting one for my child.
Poor thing, I can't imagine my daughter who is short & skinny to carry her primary schools books next year...
Hello mummies, you should take a look at Crosscom . It's highly recommended to me by my colleague who switched to this brand when she noticed her kids were not maintaining proper posture while carrying their bags.
My girl has been using it for the past 3 years and we can really tell that she is maintaining good posture as compared to her other classmates .
One vice is that the price is pretty steep about $200 and it will look big and heavy on skinny kid. My girl has been using it for the past 3 years and it's still in good shape and I find it's really worthwhile.
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They have showrooms in Forum and Suntec and the sales personnel will be able to recommend one that is suitable for the kid.
My son sch do not allow trolley bag,so i buy that kind of bag that can support his back.
when son P1 I bot trolley bag then realised I'm adding weight to his bag. See him so poor thing carry the extra loaded bag climb on board bus.
Now I just find a common haversack, as light as possible with lots of pockets with good shoulder padding.
This wk son is having exams, technically speaking his bag shld be lighter cos after that paper is done, he no longer need to bring that particular subject to sch ... still heavy ley. Told me he already taken out 'unwanted stuff'. Told me he brings whatever he wants, 你不要管 (dont bother)
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As a pri sch teacher, what I find is that most of the time, the kids' bags are not properly packed. So they end up bringing a lot of things and yet forget the ones they actually need and end up getting scolded. Avoid bringing unnecessary things: 2 blue pens, 2 pencils, a green pen, a ruler, an eraser and a stapler is sufficient. I have kids in class that bring like a whole box of pens but half of them dont't work. Water bottle also dont't need to be that huge: 500ml enough already. Recess can go water cooler and refill it if necessary.
If they have Art lesson that day, I always tell my kids just to bring 2 or 3 pieces of drawing paper. Bring the whole book for what?
PS: by 'my kids' I mean the ones I teach. hehe...
I've a SPI bag free from my ex-colleague's sister In law, she bought $99 many years ago.. not sure how good the bag is & I'm thinking of getting another 1 more as spare in case it gets wet during the raining day.. How about other brand not so ex one..? heard there's a roadshow of school bag soon which costs $50 cannot remember the brand ..
i'm also wondering which ergo bag to buy for my ds1 who'll be in P1 next yr... anyone has a good ergo bag to recommend? thanks
But husband said nevamind just go ahead. Said if dear son could use it for 3 yrs and hand it over to the other sibling....the depreciating value will be worth it.
My son is BIG for a 6+ yr old. Wonder if he could successfully carry it w/o complaining.
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his bag dont't think can last for another year....... sure to have wear and tear.....
Also, dont't think they will be willing to use the bag for 3 years........ and hand over to siblings......
dont't you find the bag a bit too heavy? is not light weight at all........
I dont't mind the price if is good for the back.......