10 Adorable Books That Get Kids Excited About Kindergarten

Ease into the transition now with these fun, relatable reads about the joys of the kindergarten experience.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Aug 04, 2020



10 Adorable Books That Get Kids Excited About Kindergarten

Aug 04, 2020

Kindergarten may seem a bit scary and new to your little one, but with the help of fun, accessible stories that show the joys of the class experience, your child's worries will disappear! These books will get your little one excited for what's to come.

For instance, in Clifford Goes to Kindergarten, it's Emily Elizabeth's first day of kindergarten – and she can't help but feel nervous. Thankfully, her teacher gives students permission to bring something from home to make the day easier (but she didn't expect Emily to bring something as big as Clifford!).

Meanwhile, in the beloved book Tool School, a hammer, saw, tape measure, screwdriver, and pair of pliers are all excited for their very first day of tool school! They have fun playing games together, but when it comes time to build, they all split up and work by themselves. The tools soon learn that working together is how they'll get this task done. 

In Off to Kindergarten, Bill's first day of kindergarten is approaching, and he gathers everything he'll need to bring with him: his teddy bear, a chair, a pillow, cookies and milk, books, mud... Soon his pile grows so large, he'll need a moving truck to get it all to school! But his mom reassures him that all he'll need to bring is himself. This book, like the others on this list, help familiarize kids with what to expect in kindergarten and show the joys of learning and working together. 

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