A selection of top children’s books about first grade. Read the best books with your child as you get ready for the new school year!
At our old school, the kindergarten lot was separate from the rest of the kids. Here at our new school, kinder kids are on a different schedule, getting picked up much earlier than the rest of the kids.
And this makes sense: Kindergarten is the first time many children experience a school setting—the first time they play with other kids in a learning environment.
But after kindergarten, they now have yet another big change: the first grade.
For my eldest, that meant being in a different part of campus away from the TK and preschool kids. He’d spend recess and PE in the big kids playground, and be expected to have more independence on his own.
For my twins, that meant not saying goodbye to our old school, but welcoming a new year on a new campus.
Thankfully, throughout kindergarten, all their teachers did a fantastic job of transitioning them into the new year and fostering necessary skills.
A great tool that helped? Reading first grade books.
Children’s books about first grade
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This stage can be a huge milestones for many kindergarten kids who’d just gone through their first year at school. What will the new year be like? Will my teacher be as nice? Will we have to play with a lot of big kids?
I’ve been searching for 1st grade books and found these awesome selections. From easy chapter books to relatable main characters, they’re perfect for upcoming 1st graders. If you have a child entering first grade, check out my top picks to prepare him or her for the first day of school through the end of the year.
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