Losing uniform

tkachev
tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
edited 18. Sep 2013, 10:40 in Community Chit-chat archive
The 3 children have been back a week or two and they are already coming home without lunch boxes. uniform etc, especially my son at Special school.

Now I remember seeing a system where you attach a coloured label for each item on the outside of the school rucksack and as a visual reminder to children so they can bring each item home again but I can't find any information on it via google.

Does anyone use this system or can let me know where I can buy similar?
thanks in advance,
Elizabeth
Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no ones definition of your life

Define yourself........

Harvey Fierstein

Comments

  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Could you do a DIY version with a bundle of those dirt cheap coloured plastic key/luggage tags and a carabiner/swivel hook to attach them to, which in turn could be clipped to the rucksack?
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,740
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Elizabeth

    :roll:

    Already??

    This site does some lovely labels and tags

    http://www.mynamelabel.co.uk/products/Bag+~+Luggage+Tags

    Might be able to link them to each child by colour too?

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,103
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Elizabeth My GC are the same...someone somewhere has taken my middle GDs jumper...her name is in but I suppose they are easily removed...I haven't heard of the labels...thanks Toni.. :D
    Love
    Barbara
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you. I was tempted daffy to create my own system! If I remember rightly the one i saw was like tags with writing on and they clip onto the rucksack. the child only has to look at the tags to see what to take home.

    I've labelled everything Toni and Barbara but it doesn't seem to help!

    I'm sure it was the Great little TC I saw it in originally but couldn't find it on their website.

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No joy. I'e been trawling through netmums. obviosly I should have bought them when I first saw them.

    E x
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Wazz. i've just ordered a pack of key tags. I'll draw a picture of each item on the label and attach the key fob as and when needed for his easy reference. Its mostly for my autistic boy as the others do a good job now they are older.
    He should be okay with a safety pin as long as he isn't bored as he is well known for chewing metal.
    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I hope the home visits go well Wazz. I love the OT staff as they really shed light on the reasons behind certain behaviour and this helps you to emphasise with them. Also certain excersises help to make them more aware of their surroundings.

    sadly the OT after school club stopped last year as my son seemed to be enjoying it.

    elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • maria09
    maria09 Member Posts: 1,905
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    I just had name labels sewn in both my children's school clothes which seemed to work
    My son lost his whole PE kit once in junior school no idea what happened to it as it never turned up in lost property
    Maria
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mine did too! A brand new senior school PE Kit in the first week. it was never found again and I had to pay for a new kit and trainers.

    I reckon somebody either chucked it on the school roof for a laugh or took it home for themselves.


    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein