“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”
How was the day of your little wonder when he went to school for the first time in his life? Shedding tears, screaming to go home, gazing at other tots-imitating them or start getting anxious? An euphoric aura envelops around the enthusiastic parents. Whatever it takes, everyone wants his or her child to be a part of the educated society. But providing education doesn’t include just fetching him admission in a good school. It involves tedious activities, especially when the school starts. Whether your child is going to school for the first time or going back to school from a long summer vacation, he has to be well equipped with the requirements needed at school. Providing kids with best schooling, best requisites and giving him efficient knowledge at home is not cakewalk. The students also take grave pain in completing their primary and high school grades throughout their childhood and tweenhood. However, the result of sincere and competent learning recompenses the efforts and pain taken by the parents and the students in unison.
You may want to give him the best possible stationery products that also suit your pouch simultaneously. Best quality books, pencils, geometry cases, sharpeners, Tiffin boxes, water bottles, school bags and so on. You might consider spacious school bags and high-grade water bottles for your child’s lunch requisites.
Often, attention is given mostly to purchasing of notebooks and writing instruments. Pencil boxes sharpeners and erasers might get the surplus importance. About school bags, you may mull over the outward show, or choose a spacious bag at the most. The features for selecting a school bag that you think are worth a thought may not be enough. Certainly, the very appearance and the size matters when talking about school bags. But when you explore, you will find that a lot of brainwork is implemented to pick out the appropriate choice.
Appearance matters! There are a variety of contemporary school bags available to pick from. You might find it difficult to choose the right one. Carry your son or daughter with you-because appearance matters. You would surely not want the newly bought school gear lying around at home, unused. If you want to purchase it yourself, you’ll have to be familiar with your kid’s choice-which can be risky. If you bought a bag with the latest cartoon characters embedded and if your son is a sport and sportsmen buff, then it is certainly a waste. Bags for young boys are available in cool colors with cartoon characters or sports’ illustrations. For young girls, bright colors, floral prints and cartoon characters are found on their school bags. But interests can be different with different kids. They might not follow the contemporary trend and want a design or a color, which can be unusual. For example, a girl may show distaste for girly shades like pink and blue. She may want something more smarts, boy-like and not typically girly.
Suppliers offer school bags with variety animal motifs, and environ-friendly symbols as well. Many companies manufacture models in association with PET, PU and TPU. School bags are also made with embellishments out of embroidery, beads and metals. Bags attached with stuffed plush toys are certainly alluring for the kids-they can remove the soft toy and play with, during their leisure. However, the look of the schoolbag is not enough to be considered. The other crucial aspects need added attention.
Consider convenience! Children are gripped with severe back problems due to very heavy school bags that they carry to school on a daily basis. They are forced to carry weights that they can’t carry off easily at their age-this in turn affects their fragile shoulders adversely. It is however recommended that school-going children must not carry more than 10-20 percent of their weight.
Manufacturers realize the children’s plight. Thus backpacks are available for maximum convenience. Backpacks are suggested for school going children since it allow spreading out the weight on both left and the right sides. An enduring school backpack has strong, padded and foam-cushioned shoulder straps, which are at least 3 inches wide. Makers of school bags also offer waist belts and straps for added support to the back, thus distributing the weight of the bag evenly. You should take the size of the bag into consideration. Let it not be overtly large or small. Moreover, to check the fitting and the grip, you may ask your child to wear the bag and adjust the straps according to his size. Encourage him to carry off the bag on both the shoulders to avoid stressing one shoulder.
Backpacks are available with wheels and handles too. But you must check with the school’s guidelines if they allow such a kind. However, dragging a wheeled bag for a long time may hurt children’s joints and arms. While considering these trolley backpacks, pay heed to the wheels and the handles-they shouldn’t be heavy. Dragging and carrying conversely can reduce the burden.
While we talk about sturdy straps and handles, it becomes imperative to choose a durable material too cause school bags go through enormous wear and tear every school day. Carriers for school requisites are known to be durable when they are both made of sturdy belts and long lasting material. School bags made of leather must be avoided at all costs to pass up the extra weight of the material, though it’s a robust pick!
Manufacturers offer school totes in lightweight materials such as nylon, canvas, PVC and microfiber, which also give durability. They are aware of the fact that school bags are meant to be getting dirty every now and then. They offer bags in easy-to-clean materials like nylon, PVC and water-resistant microfiber. Wash your son’s soiled school bag and get a new look every time.
Gone are the days when you saw students carrying dual compartment school gears. The age speaks of multi-tasking, multi-talent, multi-uses and multi-compartments. This encourages added filling. But if the bag is of an appropriate size, multi-compartments can organize the student’s varied items efficiently. These bags mostly come with durable zippers and the pockets help in organizing beverage containers, lunch boxes, umbrellas and much more. Novelty does not end here. They are available with straps that have compartments for stuffing cell phones mp3 players or I-pods. Multi-compartment school bags are available in different shapes and types.
It’s not just about convenient bags. You might want to purchase a school pack that should at least last a year. You want to pick the one that is also not heavy on your purse. But this doesn’t mean you opt for a cheap one, because it may hardly last a few months. Again, picking a super costly bag is not a wise decision, reason- the style of the bag might become outdated in a year or two, and your child may not want to use it any more. Moreover, the required size for a school bag can vary with time. A moderately costing school bag, with a design of your kid’s choice and a durable material with efficient usability will not be harsh on your pocket.
The variety is enormous, which one do you want? One of the most stylish ranges of bags that are in demand would be messenger bags. Those who do not want to show the bulky look of backpacks; they opt for swanky messenger bags. These bags are carried one-sided, useful for carrying school and college requisites. They can also be used for travelling and moderate shopping. Messenger bags or haversacks can be multi-flapped with varied pockets of different sizes. You can carry your books and files safely. However, messenger bags are not advisable for children who have to carry a heavy load of books. Since their shoulders and back are fragile, the excessive load will strain one of the shoulders causing severe damage. In fact, messenger bags are meant to carry little or moderate weight.
A modish version of backpack is a sling bag. Also, it rests on one of the shoulders like a messenger bag, carried crossed. However, the sling bag rests on the back and doesn’t hang out on the either side. This bag can give good grip. But one cannot carry many loads, since the bag rests on one of the shoulders. This bag is preferable for carrying moderate or fewer loads. Sling bags are carried more for a trendy look.
Girls at school carry horizontal bags. If your girl child wants to be girly, a horizontal bag is most suitable. These book bags are available in attractive colors, floral prints, and pictures of Barbie and cartoon characters. Horizontal/rectangular bags do not have many compartments unlike backpacks. However, when you’re young lass is growing older and when she is about to go to high school she won’t want to carry the horizontal bag anymore. Horizontal school bags are for small schoolgirls.
Backpacks are a common form of school bags carried at school, liked by both boys and girls. Backpacks have provisions for multiple compartments. Moreover, different styles of backpacks give grip differently. Vest packs, rucksacks, hug bags are some of the styles of backpacks available for school going children. They have technical suspension system that reduce back and shoulder fatigue. To give added benefits, manufacturers have new ways to fulfill the demands of the school going wonders. This multi-utility luggage’s can be undoubtedly used for various other purposes, for e.g. travelling, hiking, adventure trips and other picnic excursions. So, if your child is going for a trip to the mountains with his school gang, you need not worry about purchasing a new bag for his expedition!
Waterproof school bags are an inevitable requisite where people experience rainfall. Children have to take care of their books and notes when they travel from home to school and come back. Waterproof bags are made of lightweight materials like nylon, polyester, microfiber and DWR-treated fabric. However, the material alone doesn’t protect your belongings. These bags have rain-guard zippers that don’t allow water to seep in and the bag has no open ends to allow water to leak in. water proof school bags are available of all types and shapes. These bags have replaced book bags made of jute, leather and denim.
Get Sporty! When was the last time you played a sport? It is hard to remember, isn’t it? But you can’t ask this question to a kid, because it’s his age to play and almost every day. Kids have to play to stimulate their minds and for physical growth and fitness. If he goes to the club to play tennis, you can’t expect him to carry his school bag, even though a backpack can serve the purpose. Buy him a duffel bag or a sports backpack. These bags are spacious and also available in waterproof style. Therefore they can serve students who go for swimming as well.
Trading school bags! A utility product, bags and school bags form an important feature of ‘back to school’ shopping in almost every household. The market for manufacturing bags for export is huge in regions like China and Taiwan. In India, the demand for school bags is huge for the locally manufactured ones, moreover due to their low price ranges. There is a niche demand for export brand school bags here in India, restricted to a few, due to their relatively high price ranges. Most of the bag-producing companies in India are adopting synthetic leather, denim and canvas for production purposes. Fabrics to make school bags are mostly soured from the local textile providers in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and West Bengal. An Indian brand, D.M.Pakitwala, has created an image not only in India but also overseas for its quality and innovative designs.
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