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keeping the butterflies quiet

Here are a few cute ideas for reassuring your little one (and you!) on their very first day at school. I can remember M’s first day at montessori… I’m not sure which was greater – the size of the lump in my throat or the look of excitement/apprehension in her little eyes :)

The Kissing Hand by Motherhood on a Dime
Kiss his or her little hand and draw a heart over the kiss to remind them you love them throughout the day – sweet eh? defo doing that this year

Back to school time capsule by MollyMoo
A year-on-year funny little record of how my one and only grows and changes during the year

Pocket Hearts filled with your love
An enduring favourite idea of mine by CurlyBirds – for a quick reassuring squeeze during the day.
(she also created hearts for emotional first day mums and dads too here :)

A hug for a day
A simple handprint craft I did with Molly for her second year at montessori. The teacher had her take it off (for conformity!) but it was on long enough to reassure her when reassurance was needed. (apologies cannot remember the original source of this image)


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