7 Books to Read With Your Kindergarten Student Before Their First Day of School
Cromaine library shares their picks for preparing kindergartners for their first day of school
While the first day of kindergarten may be harder on the parent than the child, parents are still focused on trying to prepare their little ones as much as possible for the big day.
From school bus rides to recess, new teachers to lunch time, it will be a day filled with many new experiences. Helping your child understand what to expect may help with some of those first-day jitters.
Hartland Schools start Sept. 4, so your kindergarten student has just over a month to get comfortable with the idea of "school."
You can't learn everything from a book, but the Cromaine Library has compiled a pretty impressive list of books that will, at the very least, help answer some of your student's questions.
Here is the recommended reading list by the librarians at Cromaine Library:
First day of school by Nicola Barber
Starting school -- Getting ready -- Going to school -- Saying goodbye -- In your classroom -- Playtime -- Lunchtime -- Making friends -- Going home -- School words.
Look out kindergarten, here I come! by Nancy Carlson
Even though Henry is looking forward to going to kindergarten, he is not sure about staying once he first gets there.
Vera's first day of school by Vera Rosenberry
Vera cannot wait for the day when she starts school, but the first day does not go exactly as she has anticipated.
Tom goes to kindergarten by Margaret Wild, ill. by David Legge
When Tom, a young panda, goes to his very first day of kindergarten, his whole family stays and plays and wishes they could be in kindergarten too.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, ill. by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
Franklin goes to school by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
On the first day of school, Franklin is a little nervous. His teacher, Mr. Owl, knows just what to do, and Franklin has a wonderful day.
Tiptoe into kindergarten by Jacqueline Rogers
A young preschooler accompanies her big brother to kindergarten and discovers a fun atmosphere, full of blocks and books, paints and puzzles.