I don't think that it is necessary to academically prepare your child for preschool. Those things will be taught. But there are things you can work on with your child. Such as potty-training. Most children need to be potty-trained prior to entering preschool. It helps if they know how to put their shoes on, zip/button their pants and put on their coat. Your child may have seperation anxiety - that is something else you can work on. See the below link for more ideas! Good luck!