Is your preschooler ready to see The Nutcracker in your hometown? If this is your young child's first trip to the ballet, take a look at the do's and don'ts of this first performing arts experience. Do Talk About the Story You may have seen this iconic ballet every Christmas for the past three decades. But it's not likely your four-year-old knows the story. A brief review of the timeless tale can provide your child with the content they need to actually watch the ballet.