My little boy started school today. ‘Förskola klass’….’Kindergarten’… ‘Reception’. Officially no longer a preschooler….Though being a December born child, and only five and a half, he’s still a preschooler to me. 😉
It was a mixed day for me – sadness mixed with excitement mixed with curiosity mixed with relief…!
Alfie? He LOVED it!
Up early, he told me, “Ted can play in my room today if he wants”. He ate breakfast and got dressed in a flash – as we were getting ready to leave, he put on his rucksack, turned around, said “bye” and off he went!
He wasn’t shy. Not in the least. In fact he told me he’d made “nine” new friends. Though he couldn’t remember their names… 🙂
It felt good to be leaving him here….
An organised art space with paper and pencils, crayons and watercolours, glue and scissors, tissue paper and felt, beads and weaving boards…
Outside the children have a forest to get lost in, rocks to climb, tree stumps to balance on, sand to play in, cable reels to roll, wooden stilts to walk on, ropes to imagine with and scooters to ride. Did I mention the pinecones, the sticks, the interesting stones, the blueberries in the forest?
So far, so good.
Let’s hope it’s as good as it looks!