Purchasing back to school supplies can be an exciting and stressful time. New supplies mean a fresh start for your children, but it also means that as a parent, you need to be certain you’re purchasing everything they need. When it comes to Reggio Emilia preschools in Jacksonville, FL, many of the supplies are already provided to students. However, it’s always a great idea to purchase additional supplies to supplement your child’s learning at home. Below is a list of what we recommend your child have on hand.
- Expo markers/dry-erase boards/laminated tracing materials: Reggio Emilia schools are all about making sustainable choices. In an effort to go green in the home, provide your child with dry-erase boards and markers. This allows them to write and draw as they please, but does not use up a large amount of paper.
- Art supplies: Reggio Emilia schools put a lot of emphasis on a child’s creativity and expression. Ensuring your child has a variety of art supplies means they can get to work at any time throughout the day. These supplies include glue sticks, crayons, watercolors, markers, sketch pads, etc. We also encourage the use of recycled materials for home projects.
- After-school art box: A great way to encourage your child’s creativity outside of school is to have an after-school art box ready to go when they get home. Fill it with a variety of art materials, switching them up every now and then to keep things interesting, and encourage your child to create something each and every day. This can also help keep children occupied during meal prep or when you’re in need of some downtime.
At-home “work” area: Creating a space for your child to work and play at home can help encourage them to expand upon their interests. Giving them a place to sit down and craft, play pretend, or read can help keep them occupied and engaged in learning long after the school bell rings.