Saturday, August 20, 2011

Children's Books About the First Day of School

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

Reading children's books about going to Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade is a great introduction to school and to help reduce separation anxiety for kids.

Also, since all kids like to play school we recommend playing Kiddie College to help prepare children for school. Children learn through play and playing school with children is an effective, non-threatening way to prepare them for a new school year or a way to learn about how they feel about their new school.

The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing

It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school

The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

'Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared,
kids were excited,
and a little bit scared.

It's the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all-saying goodbye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won't be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is! Colorful illustrations illuminate this uplifting takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem.

The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing

It's the night before the Big Day — first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore's classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers — as well as the heroine of the story — and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back to- school jitters.

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