The first day of Kindergarten can be a very scary event for some children. One way to prepare your kids for the big day is by reading books about kindergarten. Showing them how fun going to school is will help calm their nerves and get them excited!
Here are 10 books on Getting Ready for Kindergarten
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1. Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Today is the first day of Kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is rushing to get her classroom ready. Read along as all her students get up and ready to head to school. This is a rhyming book that helps readers practice the alphabet while learning all about how much fun Kindergarten can be!
2. Kindergarten, Here I Come! By D.J. Steinberg and Mark Chambers
This rhyming book introduces the readers to everything that will happen in Kindergarten, from the first day of school to celebrating the 100th day. It is also filled with lots of vivid pictures to help tell the story and ease your 5 year old’s mind about starting school.
3. The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing and Julie Durrell
A spin on the classic Christmas story, The Night Before Kindergarten features all the kids in town preparing for the first day of school the following morning. The ones heading to Kindergarten are curious and maybe a little afraid – until they realize how much fun school really is!
4. Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis
Dexter learns all about Kindergarten from his older sister, Jessie. Since she’s going into third grade, she was able to tell him everything there was to know. Still his stuffed dog Rufus is “a little scared”, so Dex asks lots of questions to calm this furry friend’s fears.
5. On the First Day of Kindergarten by Tish Rabe and Laura Hughes
Another Kindergarten book that features a fun twist on Christmas – this time it’s a song! Follow along as the kids all experience fun new firsts in Kindergarten, like jumping rope and making new friends.
6. Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell
Emily Elizabeth is a little scared about her first day of Kindergarten. When her teacher says it’s okay to bring something from home to make the transition easier, she probably didn’t count on a big red dog coming into the classroom!
7. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson
Henry thinks he’s ready for his first day of Kindergarten, but it’s another story when he arrives at school. Pretty soon though, he realizes it really is a lot of fun and enjoys his day! This book will help give that extra boost of confidence readers may need for their own first day.
8. Ready for Kindergarten, Stinky Face? by Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore
It’s Stinky Face’s first day of Kindergarten, but he has lots of questions for his mom before he arrives at school. Even as the questions get funnier, his mother always has the best answers for him! This is a Level 1 Scholastic Reader, featuring sight words and simple sentences for beginning readers.
9. Kindergarten Countdown by Anna Jane Hays and Linda Davick
In Kindergarten Countdown, a little girl excitedly awaits her first day of Kindergarten. She names off everything she plans to do at school as the special occasion gets closer. Follow along and learn more about what Kindergarten is all about!
10. The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Brother Bear can’t wait for school to start back, but Sister is a little nervous about starting Kindergarten. Once she meets her teacher and the first few days of school pass, however, it’s Sister that is more excited while Brother is missing summer vacation!
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