First day of preschool jitters? Back-to-school blues? Whether kids are starting preschool, preK, or kindergarten, children (and parents!) often experience anxiety about starting school.
Preschoolers have a lot of questions and concerns about starting school. What will the teacher be like? Who will play they play with or take care of them if they have a problem? When will mommy and daddy be back to pick me up?
Help your child work through their apprehensions by reading our book picks for curbing your preschooler’s back to school anxiety![sc:inlinead ]
Best Preschool Books for Soothing Back-to-School Anxiety
Preschoolers may not ask these questions directly, but they might be thinking:
1. Am I smart enough for school?
by Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna
Reassure your child that they can-do! New skills take practice and time to learn. The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School can help ease a child’s fear about what is expected of them in school and help them feel that they belong.
2.What will my new teacher be like?
by Peter Brown
3.Why do I have to go to school?
by Sarah Maizes, Michael Paraskevas
4. I’m scared to leave you. Can’t you stay at school with me?[sc:book39]The Kissing Hand is a heartwarming classic for soothing separation anxiety and curbing the first day jitters. Mrs. Raccoon shares her reassuring secret of how her love is with her son, even when she is not there. A must-read for every child and parent.
5.Who will play with me?
by Miriam Cohen, Lillian Hoban
6. What will preschool be like?
by Esme Raji Codell, Sue Rama
by Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer
And remember, parents often get back-to-school anxiety, too!! Be strong for your child, and enjoy the transition together.[sc:bottomad ]