can preschoolers bring toys from home? yes.
can they play with them during the day? yes.
what if they don’t want to share? well….it depends. some toys are their “lovies” and we don’t expect them to be shared. but when it is another toy, we invite the preschooler to share it or save it in their cubby. both options are just as good. children are allowed to save their own things in their cubbies and great effort goes into helping them feel empowered in that choice.
but let me tell you there is a lot of sharing that goes on. one of our main goals as a preschool is to ease the transition from home to preschool, from parent to teacher. quite simply, if bringing something from home can assist in that transition, that’s an easy thing! plus, there are some pretty interesting toys out there that we get to see. : )