5 Books that Banish School Jitters for Young Kids

It it that time of year, kids are heading back to school or going to school for the first time. Kids, especially the preschool and kindergarten set, can feel a bit nervous about going to school for the first time and not really knowing what to expect.

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I thought I would share with you a list of books that helped end those school jitters for my preschooler. They are fun with great illustrations, and help to calm any fears about heading to school.


5 Awesome Books to Help end School Jitters

 Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes – This will be a favorite for any child who loves Pete the Cat. He is a super cool cat who doesn’t let anything get to him because “it is all good”. He will help kids feel like school is fun and have confidence!

The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School – This is a great story about a little fish who feels overwhelmed and like he is not smart enough to fit in at school. It has a great message about believing in yourself and being confident. 

Llama Llama Misses Mama- This is a great book for those kids who have some separation anxiety. This book follows the llama who is sad and school and misses his mama but soon realizes that his worries were for nothing because his mama always comes back! 



Maisy Goes to Preschool: A Maisy First Experiences Book – This book is a great one to help young children to know what to expect at a day of preschool. It goes through Maisy’s day at school to see all the fun and activities a child can expect at school!

I Love You All Day Long- This is another great one for a child who has separation anxiety. In this book Owen pig has some big worries about going to school and leaving his mom. It has some great reassuring words to help Owen pig and other children know that they are loved even when they are away from their moms.

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