First Day Jitters

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Sarah’s going to school next year.

Real school….

with older kids.

In a few months my first born, my feisty, stubborn, kind little girl will begin a 17 year journey of learning and I’m kind of freaking out.

I want her to love school.  I want her to embrace it, live it, and breathe in every germ- riddled particle of it.

I also want her to be prepared.

That is why I love this cute little video called I Have Butterflies in my Tummy by #wheelsneeded.  

“Charlie’s first day of school is coming up, and he doesn’t know what to expect. Through live action, animation, and original songs he learns that butterflies always fly away.”

It’s an original video created by two moms helps kiddos get over their fears of starting school.  It is short (10 min), sweet, and effective.

One of the creators is Rachel Raybin holds a BS in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership and is known for her “Mommy and Me” curriculum.  As if that isn’t enough, she served as the founder and headmistress of a premiere private academy for young children for 17 years. She has many other accomplishments you can read about at  Training Wheels Needed Website.

“As parents, we are our children’s first teachers. Training Wheels Needed is a resource to help guide parents through your children’s early learning years.” Rachel Raybin

Here’s a quick preview of what the video is about.

I showed the video to my 2 and 4 year old.  It kept their attention the whole time.  The animation is no Disney but it is cute.  I love the songs presented in the video but most loved the way it teaches little ones to overcome fear and nervous feelings.

Version 2

After watching the video, I asked my daughter, Sarah how she liked it.  You can see her video review here.

If you would like to purchase the digital download, it’s only $5 and if you go through my link, it’ll save you $1.  Just enter onemadhatterblog in the coupon code.



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