As summer vacation comes to an end, it’s fun and reassuring to read books to help children transition to a classroom. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!, by Nancy Carlson, is a book that carefully explains how Henry (a mouse) gets read the first day of Kindergarten. His mother helps him each step of the way, providing reassurance for Henry (and the listener). We found this a good book to help answer questions before Kindergarten. It’s also a great book to help children in any primary grade to read before school. Remembering how he/she learned what to do in Kindergarten can also provide reassurance as a new grade is approached.
*What’s your favorite part of Henry’s first day of Kindergarten?
*What do you think Henry learned on the first day?
*What questions do you have about your new grade?