Kindergarten Readiness

Posted by Teresa M. on Aug 24, 2015 11:00:16 AM

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Is your kindergartener feeling tired, scared, happy, sad, or possibly overwhelmed about starting school this fall? Reading can be a great way to connect with your child and reassure them as they experience school for the first time. You can also help build their confidence while building fundamental reading skills. These titles are sure to please your kindergarten!

From the publisher, "In this tender sequel to the New York Times bestseller and children's classic, The Kissing Hand. Audrey Penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. Chester Raccoon has a baby brother -- and the baby brother is taking over his territory. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand --- his Kissing Hand --- he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears with her own special brand of wisdom, finding just the right way to let Chester know he is deeply loved. Brought to life by Barbara Leonard Gibson's warm illustrations, this story is perfect for families who are adjusting to all the changes new members can bring."


Starting school is an adjustment for everyone. This funny story will make your child laugh as Rufus and his friends find out what school is all about.

From the publisher, "Spend a day in school! Rufus and his friends spend a day in school reading, writing, counting, singing--and making mischief in the library. Best-selling author/illustrator Iza Trapani extends fourteen nursery rhymes, including, "The Ants Go Marching," "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," and "A Diller, a Dollar," in this celebration of school. This book is good for your brain because: Starting School, Poetry, Emergent Reader, Picture Text Connection"


The first day of school can be very scary. This funny story will help ease your child's fears.

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has every anticipated a first day of school.


Check out other titles on Big Universe that will help your child get ready for their big day.

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