Change is Strange

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My 3 year 3 month “baby” is starting preschool on Monday.  I can’t believe it!   One of my girlfriends got Emma this Change is Strange book for her birthday called “My First Day of School.”   It has been a big help in preparing her for the big day!

The book follows Charlie (a fun, whimsical alienlike creature) as she gets ready for her first day of school.  Since Charlie is an alien, you can make “it” a boy or a girl!   In our house, Charlie is a girl.  It answers all her questions and addresses her apprehensions about starting school in a fun (yet still informative) way!  

I went to the website and found more great books on situations of change…new baby, moving, letting go of the pacifier, etc.  You can even personalize the books with the child’s name!

Change is strange for this mom too.  I even have some butterflies about her starting school!    I hope that the transition goes fairly smoothly.  However,  I am prepared for some push back and tears.   Maybe she will surprise me.  She has done so before! 

If anyone has any tips on making a smooth transition into preschool, please comment below.  I am taking any and all advice I can from you mommies that have done this before!

Have a great weekend everyone!   For those of you with kids that started school this week – I hope it went well and you are finding your back-to-school groove!  See you Monday (wish us luck on the big day!)  xo Jen

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