How to Ease Children into School With Books

In my experiences with young children, I found they really enjoy being read to. I created this story (“Molly Goes to Preschool”) as entertainment as well as something preschool children can relate to in their lives. Many children are afraid of new experiences, new places, being away from their mommy, and new people. I know that if children are well prepared for changes they can accept them with less anxieties (I am sure you’ve heard of stranger anxieties and separation anxieties!).

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How to Ease Children into School through Books

With a story like “Molly Goes to Preschool,” a child just starting preschool can get a better understanding of how other children deal with fears they may have. By having examples of what they will experience, as well as reactions to these experiences, a child has something to relate to or recall when they are put in a similar situation. When a child learns trust and that mommy comes back they will feel less fearful about the new situation.

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I have over twenty years of experience working with child development and education. The situations and environments the children face and are exposed to in “Molly Goes to Preschool” are based off of my experiences. While no situation can be predicted perfectly, above all it is most important to simply talk to your child, reassure your child and be present for your child.

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8 thoughts on “How to Ease Children into School With Books

  1. It;s great you’ve written a book to help children ease into school. My children’s last school in London put together a list of books for us to read to our preschoolers to prepare them. My personal favorite was The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

    • Hi Kriss, thanks for stopping over! That’s great that the school put together a list of books for you (I’ll have to check out The Kissing Hand). My dream is for this book to be used by school for the same purpose – included in a list like that!

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  4. I’m excited to read this book with Max and review it on Snacks for Max! I was hoping to post it yesterday, but Max has not been feeling well. I will be sure to post the review and link it into our next Hop. Thanks so much for joining us at the Kid Lit Blog Hop, Cindy!

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