Updated: Mar 11
The day arrived and it was time for kindergarten! BIG WORDS!
In a family full of teachers like mine, everyone was asking when is she going to start the school? But at that moment all my fears came to my mind.
Actually, I didn't know that I was so fearful until I became a Mom…
I was sure that it was the best option for her, it was time to be with other kids, play, have fun for a couple of hours .. But my heart found all the reasons to postpone this new stage…
I discovered that every change and beginning for my daughter is also a new beginning for me.
But I am doing my best to not transferring my fears to my kids, I want them to be fearless, happy and independent.
So, I had to swallow all my fears, and focused on the positive things and shopping! I spent time looking for all the things that my daughter will need for school. At the end of the post there is a list with the basics for school!
But the most important thing I found is a school that really goes according to my values and lifestyle!
When looking for a school or a kindergarten, there is not the perfect option for everyone, but you can find the right for you!
I am super happy with my selection because I found a place where my kid feels happy and secure, but also goes according to my values and lifestyle!
What do I mean?
• Encourages the development of life skill through a positive discipline philosophy
• involves the family in their projects
• Gives importance to learning through the game.
• Last but not least promote a HEALTHY DIET! Yes yes yes! More fruits! Less sugar!
These are things that maybe for other parents are not important, and that's ok! But for me it is a total deal breaker.
*My favorites Back Packs are Skip Hop, good price, quality and size. And also have super cute designs that came as a set and includes lunch box and water bottle.
*Snack Box. Now with the trend of Bento Box, I found this really cute and practical box, perfect to create a great morning snack for your kids avoiding to send many toppers and get all food mixed. Great for teachers too! I recommend this brand that is not too expensive, have great design and different sizes.
*I also include inside the lunch box a fork and spoon set and a small silicone placemat.
*Aprons to avoid avoid staining all clothes during all the amazing activities that your kid will be doing during school time. This style I found it easy to put and easy to clean, and also covers a lot!
*Sticker labels, which I bought customized by @namebubbles which I totally recommend! They also have special labels for the clothes, and packs for daycares and bigger kids. Here is the link
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