Heading Back To School Already!

I can’t believe it’s already time for kids to go back to school. Summer seemed so much longer when I was a kid (has the summer been shortened?)! One of the best ways to prepare your kids for starting school is by reading about school! There are some really good books out there so here are some to choose from.

My two personal favorites are Wimberly Worried and The Kissing Hand.  Both of these books touch on the anxiety kids can have about being away from a parent and making friends when they go to school.


Cover art of children's picture book First Grade Jitters Annabelle Swift KindergartnerBack to School with BetsyThe Berenstain Bears Go to SchoolBilly And The Big New SchoolChanges, Changes

Curious George Goes to SchoolThe Day the Teacher Went BananasDo You Want to Be My Friend? miniAmelia Bedelia's First Day of SchoolFirst Day, Hooray!Cover art of The Bully Blockers Club picture book for kids

Annabelle Swift KindergartnerFranklin Goes to SchoolFriends at SchoolFroggy Goes to SchoolI Love School!Kindergarten Rocks!The Kissing HandLook Out Kindergarten, Here I ComeMiss Bindergarten Gets Ready for KindergartenMom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!My KindergartenWelcome to KindergartenWemberly WorriedWhen Kangaroo Goes To SchoolWhen You Go to KindergartenWill I Have a FriendI Am Too Absolutely Small for SchoolLittle SchoolFirst Grade Stinks!


PDF: Children’s Books About Starting School


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Author: Kim Peterson, MA, LPC-S, RPT

Kim is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and Registered Play Therapist in Dallas, Texas.

One thought on “Heading Back To School Already!”

  1. I love book collections, and i can see myself using this in the future. My little guy isn’t in school yet but books are a great way to introduce any potentially confusing or emotional event in their lives. Thanks for sharing; I just pinned this post on Pinterest!

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