21 Aug Great Books For Your Great Kindergartener
Do you have a child going into kindergarten this upcoming school year? Are they (or you) nervous? Maybe a little excited? Here are a few book recommendations to help everything run as smoothly as possible!
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing—This book follows the format of the beloved poem The Night Before Christmas. It is a very sweet story describing the eager and excited children getting ready for their first day of school. The story ends with a bit of a twist that will touch the hearts of all parents and caregivers.
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes—- Starting school can be a big worry for some kiddos. Wemberly worries about anything and everything, including beginning school. Her new teacher introduces her to a classmate and they become friends. Henkes shows that while school can make you nervous, nice people just like you are waiting to meet you and become your friend!
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney—-Llama Llama is NOT happy when Mama Llama leaves him at school. He misses Mama Llama soooooo much. However, when his teacher reassures him that his mom will certainly come back for him at the end of the school day, things start to look brighter for Llama Llama. This adorable story ends with Llama Llama showing his mom around the school and realizing that, as long as his mom keeps coming back for him, school is not so bad after all!
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten by Joseph Slate—-This book is a unique gem showing a teacher and her students getting ready for the first day of kindergarten. The story has a rhyming flow that is both enjoyable to read and hear. The end pages of this story introduce your child to animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet. This book is a must read for all animal lovers getting ready to start school.
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg—-What can I say about this story that will not give away the silly twist of an ending?! This book shows that everyone gets nervous for the first day of school, not just students and parents. Share this book with your youngster for a giggle before their first day of kindergarten! As an added bonus, the La Porte County Public Library also has a copy of this book in Spanish.