5 Must-Reads Before the First Day of Kindergarten

Going to kindergarten is a big milestone - not just for your kiddo but for you, too. To make the transition a little easier we've put together a collection of books that touch on how exciting the transition is. We're all about sharing them with your kiddo in the weeks leading up to their first big day of school. 


Kindergarten, Here I Come is an adorable picture book that celebrates all the familiar milestones and moments shared by every single kindergartener. Whether it's the first-day-of-school jitters or the hundredth-day-of-school party, every aspect of the kindergarten experience is introduced with a light and funny poem--not to mention charming illustrations. 



KINDergarten: Where Kindness Matters Everyday is a story about a classroom coming together to make a kindergarten into a KINDergarten - a warm and welcoming space that exudes love and kindness. This easy read is perfect for calming the nerves—and offering inspiration—to new kindergartners and the adults in their lives.


The Night Before Kindergarten is all about following kids as they get ready for their first day of kindergarten - packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all--saying goodbye to Mom and Dad. What they kind is that kindergarten isn't so hard once they discover just how much fun it is.



A Letter from Your Teacher on the First Day of School is a heartwarming picture book that is all about just how special teachers are. Through a letter written from the teacher’s point of view, it really emphasizes the many hats teachers wear and how they're not only there to help students academically, but also to cheer them on, and to provide a caring, safe environment for them to learn and grow. 


Our Class is a Family is one of our favorites, as it's really all about the community nurtured within a classroom. It emphasizes how the classroom is not just for learning, but a place where little ones can feel secure in being themselves, where it’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s important to be a friend to others. 



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