Buying new school uniforms and school shoes is all part of the rich pattern of the school year and can add to the excitement and anticipation of a new starter.
Schools will often include guidelines on the type of shoes to purchase as part of their uniform policy. Shoes with velcro fastenings are ideal for young children as they are more easily mastered and encourage early independence.
Once uniforms and school shoes have been purchased and labelled the first day at school is fast approaching. It is a good idea to get children to wear their shoes around the house to get them used to how they feel and ensure that they are comfortable ready for when they do start school. Many children will also find it reassuring to try on their uniform at home before the first day too.
These little steps all contribute towards a flying start to school.