Your child 5-11 years

6 essential points to choose a binder in primary


Redo the trousseau of your little schoolboy, an adventure ... especially to choose the "ideal" schoolbag. You want it ergonomic not to spoil the back of your child, but he prefers a fun binder, with the image of his favorite hero. Here are some tips for making the right choice.

1. The weight

  • Choose a lightweight binder. The weight of the binder filled should never exceed 10% of the weight of the child, according to the standards of the National Education issued by a ministerial circular of October 17, 1995. The average weight of a child in primary is 22 kg, his schoolbag should therefore weigh 2, 2 kg. This standard is unfortunately very little respected because the weight of the schoolbag is today 20% above the weight of a child. In the end, the weight of the binder, which is always excessive, is worn passively by growth cartilages and intervertebral discs.

2. Ergonomics

  • Wide and short straps. A satchel with wide straps is perfect because the weight of its container is better distributed. Well positioned on the shoulders, they prevent friction. However, be careful with their lengths: long top straps increase the weight of the schoolbag by pulling on the shoulders, accentuate the camber of the back and cause significant back problems. You have to know that a child in primary school is in full growth; his spine will be ossified only at the age of 14 for a girl and 15 for a boy.

3. The storage

  • Two shallow compartments to balance the weight. The ideal is to store the books, binders and notebooks in the bellows stuck to the back of the child. The second bellows must accommodate light school supplies, such as the kit, the rule ...

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