My first born just started kindergarten the other day and I have been going through a whirlwind of emotions. It’s a full day of school, five days per week and that’s a pretty big change for all of us.
As of day two, she loves school. She loves the bus ride to and from school, which is a big relief for me. It’s not that I didn’t think she’d love school, because we’re talking about a kid who loves just about everything (not including most foods or loud noises). It’s more about me, letting her go. Gone for the entire day, five days per week. Letting someone else teach and nurture her. Letting her grow up and become even more independent.
Alright, enough about my anxiety. Here are some books that are fun reads for you and the new kindergartener.
Sea Monster’s First Day
By Kate Messner MSRP $16.99
This book was sent to me for review. It’s a book about Ernest, who is a sea monster and his first day of school. It’s a cute story about Ernest trying to fit in and helps kids realize everyone is unique and that’s not a bad thing.
By Joanne Ryder MSRP $17.99 (much lower on Amazon)
My mother-in-law gifted this book to our new kindergartener. Tons of adorable photos of giant panda cubs at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve. It’s a super cute book that gives you a peek at a day in the life of these young black and white fur balls. FYI: I choose to believe that pandas would not hurt a fly. ;)
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
By Joseph Slate MSRP $6.99
We haven’t read this book but it was recommended to the parents on kindergarten round-up day.
The Kissing Hand
By Audrey Penn MSRP $17.95 (much lower on Amazon)
The Kissing Hand is another one we haven’t read but was recommended to us on kindergarten round-up day. I hear that it’s a tear-jerker for even those who have a tough exterior. I will definitely check it out.
Do you have any book recommendations for the new kindergartener? If so, please leave them in the comment section. I would love to check them out!