Tips to Get Your Preschooler Ready for School

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I can’t believe I have a little pre-schooler! My daughter started Pre-K this year which has her really excited. We wanted to prepare her for school so we ordered her a desk from Hayneedle.com. We found the perfect size for her. We knew she needed an area of her own to do her homework, reading, or coloring.

Tips to get your Preschooler ready for school

1. Set up a homework area/activity center

Having a place designated for homework and activities can be a great start for any preschooler. I placed her crayons, markers, and other art supplies on her desk which gave her easy access. The desk has a storage area which was perfect for all her workbooks, drawing pads, and coloring books.

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2. Start a routine

Pre-K starts promptly at 8:30am. It was definitely much earlier than my daughter was used to. A week before we started waking up early and putting her to bed earlier. We did our morning routine – brushing teeth, breakfast, and getting dressed. When she got home we ate a snack, had a little play time, did homework, bath time, reading time, and then bed. It really has made out transition so much easier! We get everything done and she knows exactly what to do. My big girl indeed!

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3. Get them familiar with school activities

Doing activities such as reading, singing songs, activity sheets, and more will help get preschoolers ready for their school day. We picked up some pre-school workbooks and did a few pages a day. We pretended to play school which my daughter loved. We used pencils, crayons, and preschool scissors. It made her so excited for school.

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My daughter handled Pre-K like a champ. When I started Pre-K I refused to talk to the teacher. I went an entire school year without talking to the teacher. It’s true! My mom worked as a volunteer in the classroom and when I needed something I would whisper in her ear. They tried everything to make me talk to the teacher but I was not having it. I was a shy little girl and clinged to my mother every minute. It is great to see that my daughter is the total opposite!

What are some things you did to prepare your preschooler?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Hayneedle. All opinions stated here are my own. 

 

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2 Comments

  1. September 9, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    these tips and tricks to get your preschooler ready for school are perfect. My kids were so ready to go and so happy, I love seeing other parents prepping their kids too.

  2. September 12, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Sending my kids to Pre-K was always so hard on me emotionally. I loved that they were getting older but it was tough to see them go. Their excitement for school definitely made it easier. I love this desk!

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