It’s time to really start talking to my daughter about going to preschool. She starts in September and she’s only been in a daycare setting 2 times in her life, for a day at a time.
When we talk about preschool, she seems enthusiastic, but she often asks me if I’m going with her. Explaining to her that I’ll take her and drop her off to be in school with new people happens to be more difficult for me than you might think.
We’re big on reading and she seems to grasp subjects better when we read books geared toward what I want her to understand. So, we’ve been reading a few children’s books to help reduce any anxiety and get her more excited about entering preschool as a big girl.
If your child is getting ready to start preschool, I recommend these books to help build the excitement.
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After starting preschool
Reading these books helped my daughter learn what to expect about her day. That was a huge help! The only thing we had to learn was our personal routines. And, as prepared as we were, we still had many emotions throughout the first couple weeks.
I learned that there weren’t enough hugs and kisses in the world, but that she’d eventually get over it. And, if I didn’t say “I love you” in sign language as I passed by her window in the morning, she’d have a full-on meltdown. Eventually, we got things ironed out and we survived the year!