We've all been there, you drop your child off at school, fully kitted out in uniform, but come home time, half of it's gone missing.
Lost uniform, which is never to be found again, can be pretty frustrating and expensive. You ask your child 'Where's your jumper' and they look at you blankly, or with that expression 'huh, how would I know that!' and they shrug their shoulders and say 'it's lost'.
Schools are like the Bermuda Triangle for uniforms - Uniform is taken into school and then never seen again. It’s a mystery to all of us.
One of the best ways to save your uniform from wandering off and disappearing into a black hole is to put a name tag on it. Albeit this doesn't always work and the jumper disappears from the face of the earth.
My tips: -
Label everything with a name tag - I mean everything, the uniform, coats, plimsolls, pencil cases, lunch boxes etc. I'm always surprised looking in the lost property box how many items are not labelled.
Encourage your child to have a dedicated place to put their cardigan/jumper if they decide to take it off, they could put it in their tray or to hang it on their coat hook etc. Just not the back of the chair, this is when they are likely to go missing.
Check the school's lost property - you will be surprised with what turns up.
Praise your child for looking after their uniform. Kids love praise and if you tell them you are proud of them for looking after their cardigan/ P.E kit they are more likely to continue to do it in the future.