Is your child going to school for the first time? Read these children’s books about going to school to get him excited and ready for the big day.
My son was three-years-old when we first enrolled him in preschool. He described what he did (“We read Pete the Cat!”) and the projects he worked on. He talked about his classmates, what they played, and even what they wore (“Paul is the one with the black and white striped shirt.”).
That said, going to school hasn’t always gone so smoothly.
All my kids have felt both excited and anxious about spending hours away from their norm. They’ve cried and clung to our arms, refusing to let go. Even returning to the same school meant adjusting to a new teacher and unfamiliar faces.
And of course, going to school these days has never looked so different.
Just this past week, their current school re-opened for a few hours of on-campus learning. While they see familiar faces from their computer screens, standing six feet apart and not having recess are just some of the strange adjustments they’ve had to make.
As I do with major changes, we read children’s books about going to school to sort through the emotions and expectations they may have.
Going to school, whether a new preschool or re-entering their campus, can be overwhelming. These books will help your child feel excited, or address the worries he might feel. To get the conversation going, check out my favorite children’s books about going to school:
Children’s books about going to school
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