Starting school is a major milestone in a child’s (and parent’s) life - it can be a little scary for everyone. But not to worry - from funny frogs to worried mice there are lots of great books to share with the children in your life to help them get used to the idea of going to school. Here are some of my favorites:
With charming rhymes, Esme Raji Codell introduces children and parents to all of the delights and fun that are waiting for them in It's Time for Preschool. I especially like the colorful pictures of lively children and teachers enjoying story time, puppets and snacks!
Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten is a funny take on traditional first-day jitters. A young girl assures her worried friend the Buffalo that even though he's scared to go to kindergarten, as long as he follows the rules and plays nice he'll have lots of fun with the other kids.
Llama Llama Misses Mama is another installment of the funny (and wonderfully rhyming) series by Anna Dewdney. At first Baby Llama is very excited to start preschool - the friends! The games! The songs! But when it’s time for Mama Llama to go, Baby Llama is worried - will she ever come back? (Spoiler alert - she does, and Baby Llama learns to love preschool!)
For more great books about starting school for the first time check here: Starting School Booklist!
Have other favorites? Please share them in the comments!