In addition to the school bag, the first desk for children, a school cone and many other things, a child needs additional working materials in order to be well equipped at school and for his or her homework.
These include various exercise books and folders, different pencils such as crayons and wax crayons, eraser, sharpener, scissors, glue and water paints with brush. Often the class teacher distributes a material list with the necessary materials.
Teachers’ recommendations for certain work materials are certainly helpful, but they are not binding. However, the specifications for booklet numbers, which determine the size and type of lines, must be strictly adhered to by most teachers and are particularly important for first graders, as booklets for first graders support the first attempts at writing and calculating.
In addition to special work materials at school, work can also be supported at home with special learning tools such as magnetic walls, whiteboards or special world, animal or alphabet cards.
In addition to the working materials, primary school students now need the possibility to have access to a PC to familiarize themselves with the technology, to use e-learning programs and also to obtain information and use reference publications. The Internet in particular is very popular as a reference tool. Google and Wikipedia have outstripped the classic reference literature in book form.