I’m excited to report that my three-year-old is now enrolled in preschool. He’s adjusting well and describes what he does during the day (“We read Pete the Cat!”) and the projects he works on. He talks about his friends, what they played with and even what they wore (“Paul is the one with the black and white striped shirt.”). I hope he continues to thrive in his new environment.

Books about going to schoolBooks about going to schoolBooks about going to schoolAs I do with major changes in his life, I found children’s books we can read together to help him sort through any emotions and expectations he may have about entering preschool. Below are a few of the books well worth a read should your child be starting school:

  1. The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan Berenstain
  2. Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins
  3. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
  4. Froggy Goes to School by Jonathan London
  5. The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
  6. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  7. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate (this was a particular favorite, to the point where I had to keep renewing the book from the library because he kept wanting to read it!)
  8. How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?  by Jane Yolen

Edit: Below are more books based on SSBE reader recommendations:

  1.  Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
  2.  The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verburg

 

Which books have you read? Do you have other recommendations to introduce the idea of school to kids?

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