Looking for the best books to read to prepare your child for preschool? I’ve got you covered with a few of my favorites! Starting preschool is a huge step for both children and parents alike. Reading books is a perfect way to stimulate your child’s desire to learn; to help them learn what a day at school entails; as well as to enhance your child’s vocabulary before making their way towards their new adventure. There are so many books available to help with your child’s transition to preschool but I chose that I tried with my child. Take a look at my short list of books to read over the summer to get your child ready for September!
5 Books to Read to Prepare Kids for Preschool
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“Curious George’s Big Book of Curiosity” by H. A. Rey
If you’re looking for a book to help prepare your child for preschool, look no further than this one! From recognizing a variety of emotions; to opposites; to the jobs that people do; to counting and shapes; to learning the alphabet and so much more; this book will have your preschooler excited to learn all about the vast world around them. Find it on Amazon.
“Preschool Days Treasury” by Katie Saunders
A wonderful book divided into different sections which include: friendships; stories; playtime; trips and learning fun. This book also includes a quiz section, to encourage children to talk about what they’ve learned in a unique and interesting way. Find it on Amazon.
“Maisy Goes to Preschool” by Lucy Cousins
A great book featuring children’s favorite Maisy characters; as Maisy and her friends have fun and learn at preschool. From playing musical instruments to playground fun, this book shows children what they can expect during a typical day at preschool! Get it on Amazon.
An incredibly silly book featuring childhood favorite Pete the Cat. Pete’s dilemma is not being able to figure out what to wear to school – so he follows everyone else’s suggestions but still doesn’t feel quite right… Until he chooses his own outfit and feels perfectly like himself. The Pete the Cat collection will have both you and your children giggling out loud, and will surely be read over and over again! Find it here
Welcome to the incomparable world of Richard Scarry’s Busytown! From firefighters and doctors; to pilots, train conductors and construction workers, and many more; this book is a must-have in any preschooler’s library. A wonderful introduction to the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” discussion! Find it here.
These books are a perfect introduction to what your child can expect at preschool, and may help to ease all of you through the transition. From helping your child understand what to expect in a typical preschool classroom, to understanding more about the world around them – these books are sure to help you and child get ready for the big day!