Editor's note: This post was originally published March 03, 2016.
Getting glasses for many of us is a fun opportunity in accessorizing, but for children it can be traumatic. It’s not only a loss of control over how they look – but standing out to classmates, and feeling vulnerable to teasing are just a few of the challenges that children may face with this change.
Luckily over the years, a wonderful collection of books have been published about glasses for young children. These books are great at helping kids with both the process of getting glasses, and the feeling of being different that can accompany this change.
Here are my favorite picture books about getting and wearing glasses. Next week I’il share the second part of this list; books whose main characters wear glasses. Be sure not to miss it!
I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay
Princess Peepers by Pamela Calvert
I Really Absolutely Must Have Glasses by Lauren Child
Glasses to Go by Hannah Eliot
The Patch by Justina Chen Headley and Mitch Vane
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
My Travelin’ Eye by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon
Glasses by Ann Gwinn Zawistoski
Do you have a favorite book about getting or wearing glasses that I didn’t feature? Share the title with us on the Scholastic Parents Facebook Page!
Don't miss my other glasses booklist post: 11 Great Book Characters Who Wear Glasses. It's got loads of fun reads.