Dear Diary, In one week, my princess will start school. Grant it, she’ll be heading to the three-year-old class, but it’s the beginning of her formal education nonetheless. Right now, we’re trying to make the most out of her final days of summer and got in some FROZEN fun as we counted down to her first day of preschool. She’s pretty much ready to venture out of our kingdom and into the care of another ruler–her teacher. She’s potty training. She knows her numbers and letters. And she needs to be around other little princes and princesses. I, on the other hand, am a little anxious of her leaving the castle. If you’re experiencing the same anxiety, here are four ways to prepare for a majestic start of preschool. 1. Go Shopping Caitlynn and I headed to Walmart to buy back-to-school, or should I say, the start-of-school, necessities. We searched the aisles for book bags, lunch boxes and crayons. I also let Caitlynn pick out something fun–really to make me feel better about her turning three! Naturally, she ran to the toy section. She checked out the Elsa and Olaf dolls, but couldn’t make her mind up over which one she wanted to add to her collection. As always, we spent more time than I planned playing in the aisle and discussing why we couldn’t buy everything on the store shelves. 2. Read a Book I’ve read to Caitlynn, since she was in my womb. She continues to develop a love for reading now that she’s my big girl, not my baby. Those are her words. She’ll always be mommy’s baby! We purchased a Frozen read-a-long storybook and CD, which featured thrilling sound effects, word-for-word narration and original movie voices from Frozen. 3. Play a Game To get in much needed mommy and me time, Caitlynn and I play games several times throughout the week. Sometimes she convinces me to play a game when I drop her off at my aunt’s house before I go to work. Disney Frozen’s My Busy Books offers us a quick, fun way to get in some quality time. We spread out the playmat, acted out scenes in super silly voices and made the movie’s figurines dance around the table. 4. Chill Out Be sure to chill out! Watch Frozen the movie, eat a frozen treat or pretend to be a princess–or a super hero as Caitlynn did this weekend. Preschool lays the foundation of learning, but as parents, we don’t want to get too serious too soon. We must remember to chill out have have fun. Hey DFTM Fam–Is your little one always down for #FROZENfun? What Frozen products have you purchased? How are you getting ready for preschool/daycare? One Response Summer Len Davis August 21, 2014 First off, Caitlynn is GORGEOUS. Second, YAY for preschool and new beginnings! My 3 year old son starts on Monday and I’m so excited for both of us. These are some great tips to prepare for preschool. It’s so easy to forget that while it might not be a huge adjustment for US, it’s an enormous thing for our children, and a huge upset (in a good way) to their lives and routines. I love these little bonding activities! #client Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.