This fall marked a big milestone in my house: my youngest headed off to preschool for the first time.
My baby was going to school!
I wanted to make sure he was ready, but without putting so much stress on my son that he would go in worried.
The basics: could he handle the basics without his mom? Simple things like getting his snack out of his backpack or knowing which backpack was his. And of course, being able to handle all the restroom stuff alone.
Academic: While I don’t believe that kids need to enter preschool already knowing everything they need to for kindergarten, it does help to read to them. A love of reading goes a very long way and is something to start young.
Social: My boys were all a part of playgroups before they headed off to preschool. That helped them to be able to get along with their new friends at school.
That was how I prepared my boys for preschool.
As a mom, I might have needed some kleenx to get through sending them all off.
I’m curious to know: What advice do you have for moms prepping for preschool? KinderCare will choose one lucky participant and make donation in their name to the Reach Out And Read chapter of their choice!