The Preschool Parent Blog

Social Changes at Preschool

Your preschooler is enjoying school, and especially enjoying playing with a special friend – until one day your child comes home in tears. Your child’s friend has decided to play with another child or to play a game with other children. Your child is not happy about the change and feels betrayed. Preschool is all about learning social skills and handling this type of change. To put it bluntly, this is what preschool is all about. It’s a good thing.

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Surprise! Preschool is not about letters and numbers.

Just to be clear, you will usually find letters and numbers around a preschool, but socialization is the real job for this age group. It’s so important to learn how to deal with others and how to stand up for yourself.  Once your child is in Kindergarten these lessons continue, but Kindergarten teachers generally expect your child to already have basic social skills so they are ready to learn.

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