• Katherine and Caroline Brickley

Have a BLOSSOM First Day of School! | Ideas and Activities to Calm Back-to-School Anxiety and Guaran

Poppy & Posie with the backpacks and school notebooks, excited for their first day of school!

Can you believe that the start of the school year is almost here?! Summer never fails to be filled with fun and to just fly by before we know it.

At the Blossom Shoppe, Poppy & Posie are enjoying the final days of summer by spending lots of time outside with family, friends, and, of course, flowers! At the same time, they are also getting ready for their first day of school. While the Blossom Sisters are very excited to start a new year at Blossom Town School, they are also feeling a little nervous at the same time. Such a combination of feelings is something many children experience as their first day of school draws closer.

For little ones, making the transition from summer into the school year can be a little tough. Not only can they feel sad about the end of this special season of fun and freedom, but children can feel nervous at the approach of a new school year which can be equally exciting and scary. A new school year, while full of promise and opportunity, is also full of surprises and uncertainty. As the first day of school looms nearer, the following questions are often on children’s minds:

  • What will my new teacher be like? And will they like me?

  • Will there be a lot more homework in this grade and will it be harder?

  • Will I know anyone in my classes?

  • Will I make new friends?

With questions like these, it’s no wonder many children can suffer from the first-day-of-school jitters.

While there are many reasons why children can be feeling nervous about going back to school, there are many ways parents can not only ease their child’s anxieties during this transition, but also get them excited about the wonderful, colorful school year ahead of them.

Here are The Blossom Company’s top ideas and tricks to help your little one deal with back-to-school anxiety and guarantee a BLOSSOM start to the school year!

Have an open conversation about what your little one is feeling

To understand how you can help your little one feel less worried about going back to school, the first step is understanding why they are feeling worried. Did they have a negative experience last year which is contributing to their anxiety? Or did they hear something negative about their new teacher from a friend? Once you know the causes of their first-day-of-school jitters, you can have a conversation with them about possible solutions to address the issue.

If your little one is feeling a little reticent to open up about their worries and questions, kickstart the conversation with Poppy & Posie’s back to school video.

Have a back-to-school plan