The complete list of books to help prepare and celebrate the first day of preschool with children. Young students enjoy reading these books with parents at home or in the classroom with their new friends!
This story is absolutely beautiful! It’s about a young raccoon feeling nervous about leaving his mother for school. She shares the family story of the Kissing Hand, so that he can remember it whenever he feels uneasy.
If your child is already acquainted with the Arthur characters, I love the idea of allowing his younger sister, D.W., to make the introduction to preschool. She also has a guide to good manners, if that’s something that interests you!
This book is just lovely! It goes through a more modern preschool routine, complete with daily handwashing and a list of rules children will need to follow in a classroom. 📚 Buy on Amazon or watch the read aloud version.
The Night Before Preschool by Natasha Wing
We love the rhymes in this book! It’s a spin on “Twas The Night Before Christmas” poem, told about all the children preparing for their first day of preschool. 📚 Buy it on Amazon or watch the read aloud version.
My Preschool by Anne Rockwell
It’s a very reassuring story about what happens in preschool to help manage expectations. The illustrations are particularly sweet in this book. 📚 Buy it on Amazon or watch the read aloud version.
Pete the Kitty’s First Day of Preschool by Kimberly and James Dean
Pete gets ready and goes to his very first day of preschool. He has such a pleasant time that he doesn’t want to go home at the end of the day! 📚 Buy it on Amazon or watch the read aloud version.