The beginning of the school year is a time of transition for everyone in a family. Many children’s books have been written about the first day of school from a child’s point of view, but what about the rest of the family? Today’s blog post highlights a few books that reflect this, plus one that shares someone (or rather something’s) very unique perspective on the first day.
Dad’s First Day -Mike Wohnoutka
A little boy and his dad have such a fun summer that they don’t want it to end! But saying hello to school is a little tougher on dad than son in this fun twist on first day jitters.
Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! – Hyewon Yum
Nearly all parents worry about their children on the first day of Kindergarten, and the mom in this story is no exception. This picture book highlights one excited and confident 5 year old and the reassurance he provides to his mom that all will be ok on his first day.
School’s First Day of School – Adam Rex, pictures by Christian Robinson
A newly built school doesn’t quite know what to make of his first days open, but a helpful janitor helps him navigate the ins and outs of his new role and the children who inhabit it.