I have four school going children. Which means 4 sets of stationery, school clothes and bags. Trying to keep track of it all is a nightmare. Trying to make sure that they don’t take each other’s stuff is also a challenge. Trust me pens and crayons are in high demand in this house. So personalised labelling is the perfect way to keep track of what belongs to who.
Labelling may seem like an unnecessary spend, because you can just take a black marker and mark everything… But let’s just take a moment and think about that. Four kids, each with a pack of 12 Mon Ami’s, each with pens, pencils, rubbers, shoes, etc. etc. Work it out guys – I would spend (and have spent) a whole weekend labelling stuff. WHO has the time for that? Well, certainly not me.
Personalised labels make life SO much easier. I don’t need to concentrate on whose name I am writing (yes this is a real thing)! I just take all Emma’s labels and stick them on all her stuff. The older kids are even able to do it themselves. It is probably Kiara’s favourite thing to do to at the end of each year, when her stationery pack arrives.
It is also a really great way for younger children to identify their names and their belongings. If you add a little image onto their labels they will learn to associate that with their name. This makes it easy for them to collect their stuff at the end of the day.
You even get labels that can go in the dishwasher now. So you can pop them onto their lunch boxes and bottles and not worry about replacing them daily.
Shoe labels are probably my favourite!!! Many schools make the smaller kids take their shoes off to play outside. If your kid has a label on their shoes, then it is easy to match them all up!
Seriously guys, these labels are the best thing. They make life easier for you, your kids and your child’s teachers.
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