Ready for Success: Helping Children Adjust to Kindergarten

by | Sep 3, 2015

Kindergarten is a time of change for families, and it's normal for children to feel anxious about new routines and expectations at the start of the school year. The Office of Early Childhood at the Nebraska Department of Education says there are things parents can do to help create a smooth transition, including being enthusiastic and positive when talking about changes and new routines. And reading books about school can help parents address children’s question and concerns. Here are some of the books NDE recommends to help children adjust to kindergarten:

Sam and Gram and the First Day of School (Blomberg)

The Berenstain Bears Go to School (Berenstain)

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Slate)

The Night Before Kindergarten (Wing & Durell)

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! (Carlson)

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? (Vernick)

If You Take a Mouse to School (Numeroof)

Countdown to Kindergarten (McGhee)

Welcome to Kindergarten (Rockwell)

Froggy Goes To School (London)

When You Go to Kindergarten (Howe)

Timothy Goes to School (Wells) 

See NDE's Ready for Success for more information about starting kindergarten in Nebraska.

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