Lil’ K is starting preschool this fall and our latest mission at the library was to find books to explain what preschool is and what to expect. I asked the librarian for assistance and she found a few books that would do just that. Here are a few that we found:
- D.W.’s Guide to Preschool (Arthur Adventures) by Marc Brown. Like all Arthur books, the illustrations are detailed and engaging. The story takes the reader through a tour of preschool from the morning drop off to the pickup at the end of the day. This is a great book and is exactly what I was hoping to find to help acquaint Lil’ K with the idea of going to preschool and helping to allay any fears she may have about it. I highly recommend this book to get your toddler ready for preschool.
- Preschool to the Rescue by Judy Sierra. This book is a tale of adventure on the preschool playground. A group of clever preschoolers help rescue a pizza van, fire engine, and even a tow truck from a “sleepy, creep, deeper-than-you-think mud puddle.” This book doesn’t explain what preschool is, but illustrates how children in a preschool setting worked together to solve a very messy problem. Entertaining but not helpful for preschool preparation.
- Ready, Set, Preschool!: Stories, Poems and Picture Games with an Educational Guide for Parents by Anna Jane Hays. As the title suggests, this book features a variety of methods for introducing young ones to preschool with stories, poems and picture games. A 2-page spread with very detailed illustrations will show children what to expect in a typical preschool classroom. Another page explains that Katie is a “big girl” and can do so much (go to the potty, dress herself, put on her shoes, etc.) — and she is ready to go to school. There are other stories addressing separation anxiety and making new friends.
Do you have any books that you have read to your child to introduce them to the wonderful world of preschool?
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