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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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Pictures from my Children’s Book

Happy Thursday everyone! For many children, school is out and summer is here. For the even younger, this is there last summer before entering school – a special time for both child and parent!

I wrote “Molly Goes to Preschool” as a tool for parents and schools to use to help children entering school for the first time.My hope is that it will not only introduce children to situations they will encounter (to prepare them) but also to shed light to parents on the emotional change children feel. It can be both a scary and exciting time; no two children react in the same way.

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Below are some images from the book. Let me know what you think!

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