Here’s a list of children’s books that can be great to read before the first day of school:
“The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn: A heartwarming story about a young raccoon who learns how to cope with separation anxiety on his first day of school.
“Wemberly Worried” by Kevin Henkes: This book follows a mouse named Wemberly who is filled with worries and anxieties about starting school, but eventually learns to overcome her fears.
“First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg: This amusing tale revolves around Sarah Jane Hartwell, who is nervous about her first day at a new school. The surprising twist at the end adds an element of fun.
“Llama Llama Misses Mama” by Anna Dewdney: Join little Llama on his first day of preschool as he experiences separation anxiety and learns to adapt to his new environment.
“The Night Before Preschool” by Natasha Wing: This rhyming book captures the excitement and nervousness felt by children on the night before starting preschool.
“Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes: Chrysanthemum, a little mouse with a unique name, faces teasing from her classmates. This book teaches the importance of kindness and embracing one’s individuality.
“If You Take a Mouse to School” by Laura Numeroff: Join a mischievous mouse as he embarks on a day of adventure in school, illustrating the unpredictable chain of events that can occur.
“Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten” by Joseph Slate: Follow Miss Bindergarten and her diverse class as they prepare for the first day of kindergarten, learning their letters and numbers along the way.
“The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School” by Laura Murray: When the Gingerbread Man attends school, he quickly gets caught up in an adventure that involves exploring the entire building.
“Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes” by Eric Litwin: Join Pete the Cat as he explores his new school and embraces the joys of learning, all while singing and grooving.
These books can help ease children’s anxieties and introduce them to the exciting world of school. Enjoy reading!