Things To Take Note Of When Packing Your Child’s School Bag

I remember the first day I had to pack my daughter’s school bag for her first day in nursery school. I thought it would be very simple and I would be done within minutes but boy was I wrong. I ended up over packing the bag because I couldn’t help feeling like she was going to need everything at home.

I wanted to pack her bag in such a way that she would be able to carry the bag without much assistance but by the time I finished packing the bag was heavy even for me. I had to come up with a list of items that she would really need for the hours she was going to be spending in school.

Packing your child’s school bag might seem like a very simple thing at first until it becomes tedious. Hopefully by sharing this tips with you I would be able to make the process easier for you.

  • The first step is to get a school bag that would fit your child and he/she would like also. It would be best to get a bag that would be able to carry all her essentials apart from her lunchbox and water bottle which would go into another bag.
  • Books and stationery are very important when a child is going to school so for a child resuming in nursery school, he/she probably doesn’t need more than a pencil case filled with pencils, coloured pencils,crayons and erasers. The school will have most of the books, anyways you would probably just be packing her homework notebooks.
  • With the rate at which rain has been falling lately, I would advise that you pack a raincoat and cardigan into your child’s school bag. A raincoat would fit into the school bag better than an umbrella whereas an umbrella would probably be too big for the child.
  • An extra pair of uniform. Children can be very messy, either when they are playing or eating so I always pack an extra pair of uniform in case the teacher needs to change her uniform. I put it in a separate nylon in her bag and tell the teacher in case it would be needed.
  • Wipes and sanitizer. I make sure the sanitizer smells nice and not too alcoholic, I always encourage her to use it after she uses the toilet and when she is about to eat. Wipes can never really go to waste so i always pack the small size into her bag in case she needs it.
  • When packing her lunch bag, I always make sure she has enough water and snacks to last her the whole day.

Now she has everything she needs for the day, I always leave my contact which whichever teacher is in charge of the class in case he/she would need to get in touch with me. I also put a sheet of paper with my contact details in her school bag it in case anyone needs ito get in touch with me.

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10 Schools for Children With Special Needs In Nigeria

Many parents with children with special needs struggle with what school to put their children in.

Some are ashamed of having to put them in schools with other children with special needs and some don’t even have an idea these schools exist let alone or where they are located.

The truth is, children who have physical, emotional or learning differences may struggle in traditional academic settings. Some children have difficulty staying focused, others find it hard to communicate either in writing or orally, and some children struggle to get along with peers.  Experts recommend that parents send their children to schools specifically designed to address the needs of children with special needs.

These schools and their teachers can help students in ways that traditional school settings and teachers may not be able to.

If you do have kids with special needs and want education provided by professional tutors in this area, these are some of the schools that will do your child a lot of good;

1.Modupe Cole Memorial Childcare and Treatment Home

This school is one of the oldest schools for children with special needs. It was established in 1960 and it has had several testimonies. They cater for pupils that have down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, e.t.c. The school runs both academic and vocational. You can visit them at No1, St. Finbarr College Road, Akoka or call 08074571573 for more information.

2. Benola

Benola is a Not for Profit Organisation committed to change and progress for persons living with Cerebral Palsy. They are located at, Suite 19/20, Praise Plaza, Ajah/Ado Road, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. You can call them on +234-012954355 , send them a mail at, [email protected] or log on to their website here .

3. C.A.D.E.T. Academy

C.A.D.E.T. Academy is a research & evidence-based special needs education & learning program located in Abuja, Nigeria but serves a global community. It is a world class provider of high quality educational services for all children, particularly those with special needs. They are located at Block L2, No 13, Uruguay Street,  Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. Also visit their website here.  

4. The Zamarr Institute: The Zamarr Institute creates a world class facility for children living with Special Needs. They are located at LEA Nursery & Primary School,  Patrick O. Bokkor Crescent, Off Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi, Abuja. You can call them on 08098143671, 08098659760 or log on their website here, for more information

5. Patrick Speech and Languages Centre

This centre provides special education services for the developmentally challenged, hearing and speech impaired children in Nigeria. Their centre is located at 13b Fani Kayode Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. You can also call them on 07055028215, 08033019865. Log on to their website here for more information.

6. Kids Start Right School

Kids Start Right School is another beautiful place for children who have traits of autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and other learning difficulties. The school is located at 3, Afinni Street, Off Ibezim Obiajulu Street, Off Adelabu Str, Masha Roundabout Surulere Lagos. You can call them on 08033771935, 08023378084 or log on to their website here.

7. Open Doors Special Educational Centre

Open Doors for Special Learners is a registered non-governmental and not for profit organization dedicated to the: Provision of quality Special Education, vocational training, speech and language therapy and physiotherapy for children and youths with learning handicaps. This school is located off Liberty Boulevard in Giring, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. You can call them on 08034534990 or log on to their website here.

8. Centre for Children with Special Needs

 ‘’CCSN’’ is a Non-governmental organization serving as a learning support service and resource centre for children with special needs, set up in the regular school environment, to promote inclusion (integration) and give quality education. The school is located at 4, Lake Chad Crescent, Off IBB Way, Maitama District, Abuja FCT Nigeria. You can call them on, 09020454575, 08069738449 or log on to their website for more information.

9. Centre for Autism and Development Disabilities

CADD is a fully registered as a Non-Governmental Organization focusing on autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. You can get more information here

10. Pacific Hall Special School

Pacific Hall Special School is a school for children with autism, dyslexia, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment and physical disabilities. It is the first school wholly-set for disabled children education in Nigeria. The school is located at 10 Oba Akinjobi Road, G.R.A, Ikeja Nigeria.

We recommend that parents make a visit to these special needs schools when they are in session. This can give you an idea of these institutions’ day-to-day operations as well as a better sense of how comfortable your children will be in these environments.  

Also, kindly note that the special needs schools are not limited to the 10 listed above but they are the ones that have been verified by our team.

If you know any other special needs school that is not listed above, please kindly feel free to drop their names and contact details below in the comment section.


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