Stories that explore emotions can show children that they are not alone, and characters in certain stories can give children confidence and coping strategies. And by reading together, parents can help their child relate to a character’s feelings.
David Veinot, Teacher Librarian at GESS, says:
"Young children don't have a great feel for what school is actually like, so turning to picture books to help explain what they should expect is a win-win situation. Whether you’re helping your child prepare for preschool or kindergarten, these three suggestions will help you discuss what to look forward to and answer questions they may have about all the fun and learning that’s ahead."
Mr Veinot recommends the following books to read with your pre-schooler ahead of the first day of ‘big school’ next month.
Recommended reads from Kim Klein, Head Librarian at Stamford American International School include: