3 yo daughter starting preschool

My daughter just turned 3 and is starting preschool in about 1 week. I've been trying to talk about how exciting preschool is and the fun things she will get to do there and watching shows where the characters go to preschool, but every time I ask her or try to talk to her about school her response is, “No school, no preschool! I don't want to go!” How did you warm your kids up to the idea of preschool? I am nervous she is going to have a melt down when the day comes!

  • Wendy
    Jul 23, 2018

    There is a cute story about starting school. I can’t remember the animal but the mama draws a heart on her hand to remind her child that she’s always with her. I wish I could remember the book I’m sorry. I’d also see about car line. Mine cries when we walk her in but after a few times through car line there were no tears. It’s usually short lived and they start to want to be part of what everyone else is doing.

  • Sarah
    Jul 23, 2018

    The book i think you are reffering to is "the kissing hand" with the mama and baby raccoon

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 23, 2018

    I will look into the kissing hand, thanks!

  • Maria
    Jul 23, 2018

    My son did the same thing. He was 3 when he start preschool. I started to mention it about a month before and at the same time we were potty training. I got my whole family involved and even showed him a episode of bubble guppies when it was one of the kids first time in school. He didn’t like the idea either. I even mad a first day of school poster board and got him to help me. That day came and he didn’t even want to leave the house. We went to go drop him of and boy did he cry. We even cried. But a hour into and he was fine and enjoying school. This lasted for about a week until he got the hang of it. And mind you my son is a very shy person. She will be fine. The most important thing is to keep talking to her about it and never leave without her knowing. Tell her what is going on.

  • Linda
    Jul 24, 2018

    We are doing summer camps (3 hours a day) for a few weeks this summer to get our little guy ready for preschool. It’s been working like a charm - also helped that his preschool had a 2-week camp.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 25, 2018

    We tried preschool shortly after my son turned 3. It just wasn’t the right timing for him, so I pulled him out and waited til he was 4. He was ready then! We started with two half days and over the next 2 years worked up to 3 half days, then 3 full days. 🙂

  • Sarah
    Jul 26, 2018

    Just be super excited and positive about it! My 1st was SO not into school when he started. He cried every day for the first two weeks! But now he loves schools and looks forward to it. A positive attitude is infectious, so if you stay positive and talk about all the fun things at preschool it will start to rub off!

  • Corrine
    Jul 29, 2018

    First off, I wouldn’t talk about it every second of the day. Be positive, “school is going to be great!” You are going to love your teachers! You are going to make a lot of friends! There are so many cool toys at school! That’s it👌🏼you are the boss, there are going to be so many things that they may not want to do but pick your battles, you are the boss!