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Preparing for Preschool

Preparing for Preschool

Whether your child attends school a few hours a week or several hours a day, there's much to do. Help make this transition as easy as A, B, C!

Whether your little one attends school for a few hours a week or several hours a day, there's much to do and think about. What kind of program is best? How can you tell when your child is ready? What will he learn? What's the best way to prepare? Learn how you can make this transition as easy as A, B, C!

Preparing for Preschool

A structured preschool atmosphere frees your child to play and learn every day.
Ease preschool drop-offs with these simple suggestions.
Find tips on preparing for preschool from other families that have gone through the tricky transition.
Help your child handle changes big and small — from starting preschool to moving from playtime to dinner.
Whether your child is a creature of habit or lives for change, starting school is a big deal!
Reconnecting with your child after preschool can be just as meaningful as the morning drop-off. Here's how to make it work for both of you.
Teach politeness in the preschool years.

Getting Involved

Teamwork between parents and teachers is essential to get your child ready to read.
Volunteering at your child’s preschool is a wonderful way to support her learning. When parents and teachers act as a team, everyone benefits.

What to Expect

The classroom becomes the first community your child joins outside of your family.
Learn about time-tested classroom strategies that will help your child develop preschool reading skills.
Learn how your child will settle into a familiar rhythm filled with lots of learning opportunities.
In preschool, math is an everyday experience for your child — find out how the teachers help children understand preschool math concepts.
Teachers share science by taking advantage of children's innate curiosity about the world.
See how hands-on craft projects build a surprising set of skills.
What can you do to help your preschooler with self-expression?
Discover five ways parents can help preschoolers develop problem-solving abilities.

Books and Reading

Find the best books for your pre-reader’s budding library.
Whisk your little one into dreamland with these charming tales.
Delight your child with the rhythms and sounds in these perfect books for read-alouds.
These long-time favorites, new hits, and kid-approved titles are great picks for readers and parents looking for suggestions.
Uncover the world of words with these spectacular ABC books.
Surprising and interactive, these pop-up books will have your early elementary readers leaping with excitement.
When picking out classic books to read to your kids, include these timeless tales about love, friendship, and the magic of believing in yourself.
The timeless children's books you loved growing up are a great way to connect with your child. Here are some of our recommendations.

Find Just-Right Books