Top 10 Children’s Books On Starting School

A new school year is right around the corner. Here are 10 great children’s books that can help get your kids ready for the first day of class:

  1. First Grade Jitters: Moving from kindergarten to the first grade is a big, exciting step, and it can be a bit frightening. Thankfully your little reader will see that he or she is not alone—Aidan, the book’s main character, has jitters, too.
  2. A Pirate’s Guide to the First Grade: This is the perfect book for any boy entering the first grade. Who doesn’t want to be a pirate?
  3. The Kissing Hand: Sometimes just knowing that you have a special family secret that you can take with you anywhere is enough to get you through the first day of school—at any age.
  4. Little School: Want to show your kids how much fun they’ll have at school? Check out this picture book.
  5. First Grade Stinks: This picture book is perfect for every realistic, cynical and hopeful new first grader. Turns out first grade doesn’t stink at all!
  6. The Bully Blockers Club: This book tells your kids how to creatively turn challenging situations into comfortable situations.
  7. Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes: Pete the Cat is cool. He’s got new shoes and everything, but he’s still a little nervous about school. Even cool kids can be nervous.
  8. Sam and Gram and the First Day of School: When a book is endorsed by the American Psychological Association, you know it will help your kids get ready for school.
  9. I Am Too Absolutely Small for School: Small kids need reassurance that they won’t be alone.
  10. Wow! School!: A picture book that delivers pure excitement about school.>/li>

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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