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Growing Reader

The First Day and Beyond: 8 Books About Kindergarten for Kids

by Dena McMurdie


I’ve sent two kids off to kindergarten and it broke my heart both times. They looked so small and uncertain on those first few days of school. However, it didn’t take long before they were jumping out of the car and walking confidently through the school’s front doors without looking back. Soon, they were telling me about their teacher, their new friends, and all the fun stuff they did at school.

Kindergarten can be intimidating for kids (and their parents) in the days leading up to it and during the first few weeks. Here are eight books to help you both get ready for the big day.