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My little Llama needed a "Llama Loves Preschool" follow up
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
We started reading "Llama Llama Misses Mama" after my daughter had a bad first day at preschool to facilitate a conversation about her feelings. She loved the story, but FIVE WEEKS into preschool she was still crying (loudly) for an HOUR each day. Her teacher was stumped because she was fine at drop off and for the first hour but then cried for an hour in the middle, refused to eat a snack, and then was fine for the last hour. She was making friends and said that she liked preschool, but her crying was so disruptive that we were getting to the point that we needed to remove her from school.
Then I had a lightbulb moment. My daughter thought she was Llama. Everyday she followed the exact same pattern as Llama. That night I rewrote the story to be "Llama Llama Loves Preschool!". The next day she quit crying all together. Eventually, she started eating snacks with the kids too and now she is a totally happy preschooler.
So if anyone else has a little Llama, here is the new story:
Llama Llama, warm in bed,
Wakey, Wakey, sleepyhead!
Llama has school today!
Time to Learn and time to play!
Make the bed and find some clothes.
Brush the teeth and blow the nose.
Eat some breakfast. Clean the Plate.
Whoops! Oh my- we're running late!
Drive to school and park the car.
Teacher says, "there you are!"
Kate says, "hi."
Corinne does too.
"We've been waiting to play with you!"
Hang the coat and your pack.
After recess mom comes back!
Mama Llama goes away.
Llama Llama gets to stay!
Llama loves her teacher
and Llama loves the toys
And Llama gets to see
her favorite girls and boys!
What would Llama like to do?
So many choices! What to choose?
Build a castle out of blocks?
Make a rocket from a box?
Here's a little chugga-choo
with a captain and a crew.
Would the Llama like a ride?
Llama Llama jumps inside!
Reading stories on the rug.
Kids are cuddled, sitting snug.
Would the llama like to look?
Llama Llama loves that book!
Time for lunch! Now find a seat.
Llama Llama wants to eat.
Yummy, yummy, is that cheese?
Llama Llama says, "yes please!"
(skip the crying pages)
Llama's teacher is so proud!
You're such a happy Llama now!
At preschool llama never needs to fuss.
Her friends say, "come and play with us!"
and keep the rest of the story :)
I hope this helps anyone who is having the same trouble as us!