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How to Combat Backpack Pain

We constantly ask students to carry things home and bring items in, but have you ever considered the impact carrying a large bag can have on growing backs and shoulders? This collection will offer some insight into choosing the correct bag and how to help children organize themselves so as not to overload their bags.
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How to Combat Backpack Pain
  • Amy Watson says:
    An informative article that offers valuable insights regarding the damage that backpacks can cause. The third page provides information that, as teachers, you will be able to pass on to your students in order to help them alleviate potential problems.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This is an easy to follow guide to ensure that when shopping for backpacks both students and parents are aware of beneficial features. Once the appropriators backpack has been selected it is important to know how to pack it effectively and in a way that won't cause too much damage. It is a great article to include in a beginning of the year talk or welcome pack to inform both parents and students.
  • Amy Watson says:
    Good posture and position is very helpful when it comes to alleviating back pain. The earlier students can adopt these good habits the better off they'll be. Follow these easy exercises in the classroom to help your students (and probably improve your own posture too)!
  • Amy Watson says:
    Here are 20 bags that vary greatly in style that there is bound to be something for everyone (you might even like a few for yourself). Whilst ergonomic qualities are important, students must like their bag or they will be reluctant to use them. Age appropriate designs and styles are all catered for in this list and many can be purchased online.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This article looks at several students across a range of age groups. It assesses the damage that is being caused to their young backs simply from carrying their necessary equipment to and from school. The visual aspects of this article are crucial, but I bet none of them come as a surprise. Try and pay closer attention to your students to identify and fix the problem early.
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