Ergonomics: 12 tips

5 tips for parents You should bear the following points in mind in the interests of the healthy development of your child:

  • Do some physical activity together with your child in your free time and set a good example. Only in this way can your child become fit and healthy. This training will also help your child to be able to cope with a slightly heavier satchel.
  • Make sure that your child is getting a balanced diet rich in calcium.
  • Think about the ergonomic design of the furniture and desk space where your child does homework.
  • Support the school and teaching staff if they run projects on healthy living.
  • Err on the side of buying a small satchel (up to approx. 1.4 kg). More will be put and therefore carried in a large one. Our retailers will be best placed to advise you on ergonomic aspects and quality. Stop by with your child and try out various models.

*7 tips for teachers*

The following tips for teaching staff and kindergarten teachers can be useful in helping children to develop healthy habits and avoid bad posture:

  • Introduce physical activity and movement into the teaching day. By adopting an active approach to teaching, it helps to relieve the pressure on the spine and aids children's concentration.
  • Don't insist that children sit still – children need movement.
  • Point out the importance of a good-quality satchel early on at school enrollment events.
  • Work with the parents to keep the weight of the satchel down, preferably producing a list of things the children can leave at school or at home.
  • Provide shelving systems in the classroom.
  • Organize a drinks service for the classroom so that the children don't need to carry bottles.
  • Make sure of a healthy and balanced breakfast in preparation for the school day.