As I discussed in an earlier blog, reading books to your child is a great method for calming fears and dealing with emotions. In this article, I will offer even more books for you to share with your child. These books all discuss beginning kindergarten.
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
In this cute book with clever phrases, the children prepare for starting kindergarten. The text adds a twist to the familiar Night Before Christmas poem as the children gather school supplies, take first day pictures, and kiss mom and dad good-bye. In the end the children discover that kindergarten is great.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
This book features the famous fictional kindergarten teacher, Miss Bindergarten. Miss Bindergarten gets her class ready for the boys and girls to arrive. They arrive in alphabetical order as this cute ABC book introduces you to the class.
Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis
Dexter is ready for kindergarten but his toy dog is not. Dexter’s older sister realizes how scared he is and she helps calm his fears. The story gives questions and answers on what to do in certain situations.
Welcome to Kindergarten by Anne Rockwell
Little Tim goes to meet his new teacher before school begins. He was nervous before. However after seeing his teacher and getting to examine his new classroom, Tim is excited about beginning kindergarten.
Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
In this book a little girl who is about to enter kindergarten must face all of the terrible scary things that she has heard about school. Her worse fear is that you cannot go to kindergarten if you cannot tie your shoes. Thankfully she arrives to discover that the class is full of girls and boys who cannot tie their shoes.
Tiptoe Into Kindergarten by Jacqueline Rogers
This book looks at kindergarten through the eyes of a preschooler. A little girl spies on her big brother’s kindergarten class. The book is fun and has repetitive text. The book portrays kindergarteners as being the “big kids” who have all of the fun.