What are some good "preschool prep" activities? First, we have spent a lot of time being as independent as possible in the bathroom. Pulling down and up her own clothes, wiping, flushing, and washing her hands. These are all things we have been working hard on over the past month. I have found that teaching a girl to be independent in the bathroom is a little more time consuming than a boy! When she is successful, she is very proud of herself and proclaims her "big girl" status.
We have also spent a lot of time working on fine motor skills. While many girls love to color for hours, she is more of the "hurry up and finish" type. I pulled out my back-to-school folder from teaching and found a nice big school bus for the kids to color. The little guy went to town! With my older two, I put a little more emphasis on coloring within the lines. Both were up to the challenge and ended up competing against each other.