Sometimes going back to school and preschool gets to be hard on both parents and children. Parents need to re-learn to let go off total control over their little ones, and children need to stop depending on their parents for every single thing.
I know – I am a teacher AND a mother.
Every autumn, when the school starts, this is the story I role-play with my little ESL students (4-8), and they love the feeling of achievement it gives them. Even the preteens, aged 8-10, enjoyed doing it as role play, whereas the preschoolers love doing the rhyme hidden in the story.
If you are looking for a fun and positive book to help your preschooler become slightly more independent, check out Mimi Finds Her Magic! There are forest animals, some magic, role-play, think pieces and a TPR rhyme!