It`s that Back to School time again!
The start of a new school year and that “back to school” period is always a challenging time for parents and can sometimes be a scary time for the kids!
You’re probably feeling a mixture of excitement for the new term ahead, but a little sad that the summer is nearly over.

Some kids feel nervous or a upset on the first day of school because of all the new things they have to cope with: new teachers, new friends, new courses, new uniform and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these worries usually only stick around for a little while.

Seeing friends they haven’t seen in a while can make their first day a good one. You can also help make the day feel special by treating them to something new to help put a spring in their step – like a favourite back pack, a new hair band, or some new stationery, perhaps?

Bound to be a real talking point in the classroom or school playground is this recycled rag & rug pencil case, made by Fair Trade producers in India.

Such things can make a real difference to how confident your children feel and how quickly they settle in.
We have a range of fun and funky products in the Fair Trade Children`s Gifts section of our website, many of them made from recycled materials, that will bring out the “eco warrior” in them.

Do you have any other ideas on how to help prepare your kids for their first few days back at school?
If so, please leave a comment below and share your ideas with everyone.
Thanks for reading my latest Blog post and good luck to you and your little ones getting “back to school” – Paul.