Going back to school and starting a new grade can be a stressful time in your child’s life. These are some of the best books about kindergarten you can read to help your uncertain child starting kindergarten.
For my kiddo, starting Kindergarten after Preschool filled her with anxiety. At first, she was really excited about going back to school. That is, until it came up in conversation that she wouldn’t be returning to her old school.
You may think, having gone through preschool, your child is ready for Kindergarten. But, the truth is, changing schools, even for a well-adjusted preschooler, can come with difficult emotions. Just as they’ve become accustomed to their routines, friends, and teacher, they entered into summer. And then the harsh reality (for a new Kindergartner) is learning that things are going to change again.
“Will my friends be there? Why can’t I go to my old school?”
My daughter was full of questions and emotions. As is standard, I helped her find answers and comfort through books.
We spent lots of time discussing that she would have a new teacher and make new friends. And, of course, there was the possibility she’d see some of her friends from her old school.
If your child is having some difficulty with the idea of changing schools, making new friends, or the idea of starting kindergarten, check out these books which may help ease some of those pre-Kindergarten jitters. These are some of the best books about Kindergarten I could find.
Kindergarten Jitters? Best Books about Kindergarten
These are some of the best books for the child starting Kindergarten. And, I’m not just blindly recommending some of these books … I’ve used them with my own child and tried to include books that had good ratings.Kindergarten, Here I Come! On the First Day of Kindergarten The Night Before Kindergarten Kindergarten Rocks! Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books (Paperback)) Clifford Goes to Kindergarten Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten Scholastic Reader Level 1: Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face? Kindergarten Countdown Countdown to Kindergarten Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come (Picture Puffins) The Night Before Kindergarten (Sticker Stories) First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) Kindergarten Diary
Do you have any books about kindergarten to add to this list?