Is your child entering kindergarten this year? Check out these children’s books about kindergarten to help with the transition, especially on the first day!
For many kids, the end of summer not only means the start of a new school year, but the start of a new school: kindergarten.
Kids vary in how they anticipate kindergarten. One can’t wait to attend his new school and is just about done with preschool. Another might face kindergarten with trepidation, wary of new faces, routines, and buildings.
Deep down though, all kids feel a jumble of emotions about kindergarten, no matter how much they appear to lean towards one. A child could be so excited for school but may still harbor some hesitation as well.
It’s all normal. Thankfully we can turn to our trusty friends on the shelves to see just how widely these kindergarten experiences vary. From clinging to the door because they don’t want to leave the house to realizing that teachers are also just as nervous as them, the characters in these pages remind kids that they’re not alone when starting kindergarten.
Check out my favorite children’s books about kindergarten to read with your child:
Children’s books about kindergarten
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Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff (this was a particular favorite, to the point where I had to keep renewing the book from the library because my son kept wanting to read it!)
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