This post is a part of a series to help you get your little one ready for their big first day of K!
Top 5 Picture Books that Ease the Transition to Kindergarten: The Kissing hand
Our family wouldn’t be the same without having read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. In the story the Mama Raccoon sends her nervous baby off to school with a magical kissing hand that won’t rub off to give him a sense of safety as he embarks on his first day. My daughters loved this idea and FIVE YEARS LATER, we still give kissing hands to this day. In fact, when I was suffering the effects of chemotherapy during my cancer treatment, they often gave me kissing hands as well. 🙂
So, for all the parents and kids out there facing the Big Step of sending their kids off to Kindergarten for the first time (or Preschool, or Transitional Kindergarten, or even “big kids” going to a new school), I’ve put together my list of favorite picture books about kindergarten to help ease the transition.