Off to preschool
Q. What are the main things I should do to prepare my three-year-old for her first year of preschool?
A. Start by answering all of her many questions about the world, so that she understands how things work. And talk about the reasons behind rules in schools. If she understands why certain things are done the way they are, she is more likely to comply cheerfully. Also, it’s best to visit the preschool with your child; show her the classroom, the restrooms and introduce her to her teacher. That way, she will know what to expect. Let her feed herself and dress herself as much as possible. This helps her to be as independent and as confident as she can be. Continue with the things she enjoys, like singing together, and playing together. This brings joy to both of you.
Hildegard J. Jessup \ Head of School \ Oak Crest Private School \ www.oakcrestschool.org