Books to Help Ease the Transition to Kindergarten

By on July 15, 2019 0 1095Views

With a new school year in a few weeks, excitement and anxiety can be running at an all time high for new scholars. For both parents and kindergarten children, the important transition can bring out nervous feelings. For many kindergarteners, the not knowing what expect at school, fears about new rules and worries about interactions with other classmates can cause a wide range of emotions from excitement to fear that can often be overwhelming.

An incredible tool that can help young children adjust to school is to read books on the topic. Children’s books provide an opportunity to promote and strengthen literacy, while helping to set expectations, experiences and to calm fears.

To help your child prepare for kindergarten, The UM has put together a list of books that help parents answer questions and show their children what to look forward to, while answering questions about all the learning and fun that awaits them in the classroom.

Click here for a parent resource guide on transitioning to kindergarten from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten
by Marc Brown

 

Dad’s First Day
by Mike Wohnoutka

 

The Name Jar
by Yangsook Choi

 

Wemberly Worried
by Kevin Henkes

 

David Goes to School
by David Shannon

 

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!
by Hyewon Yum

 

Kindergarten Rocks!
by: Katie Davis

 

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
by: Jane Yolen

 

The Kissing Hand
by: Audrey Penn

 

Look Out, Kindergarten, Here I Come
by: Nancy Carlson

 

Llama Llama Misses Mama
by: Anna Dewdney

 

Ms. Bitsy Bat’s Kindergarten
by: Pamela Duncan Edwards

 

Owen
by: Kevin Henkes

 

Chysanthemum
by: Kevin Henkes

 

When You Go to Kindergarten
by: JamesHowe

 

Countdown to Kindergarten
by: AlisonMcGhee

 

Tiptoe into Kindergarten
by: Jacqueline Rogers

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One Happy Classroom
by: Charnan Simon

 

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
by: Joseph Slate

 

The Night Before Kindergarten
by: Natasha Wing