Dear Parents,

We know starting preschool is on a lot of your minds right now and one of the biggest questions we always receive is about separation. 

It's natural for your young child to feel anxious when you say goodbye. Although it can be difficult, separation anxiety is a normal stage of development.

Children love reading. Through books, they can discuss their fears, share their excitement, and learn from the stories. Reading books that deal with what our children are going through can help them adjust to their new situation.

Here are a few titles that I love to read with children to help them through this transition:

These stories show children enjoying blocks, painting, snack time and music, and mirror our schedule at BMS.  

Easing separation is about preparing not just your child, but you.  Here's a link to a NY Times article addressing both of you.

 10 Ways to Ease Your Child's Preschool Separation Anxiety (and Yours)

10 Ways to Ease Your Child's Preschool Separation Anxiety (and Yours)

 

Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have along the way,

Linda