My preschooler absolutely loves it when I read to him each night. I often choose books that teach important concepts or that can help him learn more about something he’s been interested in. Naturally, I would rely on a few good books to help him transition to preschool.
I’ve scoured Pinterest for some great ideas and discovered that I already own and enjoy reading some great back-to-school books with my preschooler.
This fun list shows 10 great books to read with your preschooler. We personally own If You Take a Mouse to School and Froggy Goes to School (both affiliate links). They’re favorites that we read again and again.
Here are 10 more adorable reads for your little one.
This is a list of books for preschool teachers to read the first week of class, but there are three cute books that would be ideal to read ahead of time. I’m sure you’ll spot them.
Preschool can be such a fun time for your child, but it can also be a little nerve-wracking for them. Explore a little bit about preschool through books before your little one ever steps into the classroom. Obviously, you won’t need to read every book on this list, but there are some great ideas to get you started. Just have fun as you point to the pictures and talk about what’s going on. Your child will be getting ready for preschool without even knowing it.
Do you know of any great preschool get-ready books we haven’t talked about? What else do you do to help your child prepare for school?
I think reading books about specific events to prepare your child for said event is a great idea. There are some wonderful books on this list.
I think kids get tired of hearing Mom do all the teaching. So if they can learn from a book, it sometimes sinks in better. 🙂
Love this post! My kids are constantly looking for new books to read. They love the pout pout fish series a lot!
Yay! I’m so glad you read to them!!!
I don’t know of any to add to the list specifically, but I think reading books to help prepare your little one for starting school for the first time is a brilliant idea! I’ve created a new pinterest board to save your ideas 🙂
I’m so glad you found the ideas helpful. Any time reading a book can help you teach a concept to your child, it’s gtotally worth it.
This is super useful, can’t wait until my little one is a bit older and then I’ll definitely be putting this to use!
They grow up so fast! My four-year-old loves preschool and can’t wait to go again this fall.
My 1 year old pelts me with whatever book she wants me to read. This is a great list for when she gets a wee bit older and can better understand the underlying concepts.
She’s a born little reader! She’ll have a great time in preschool.
Jessi Smith says
Great post! I’m going to get some of these for my nephews. They will love them!
It’s so helpful when storytime turns into teaching time as well. Good luck with your nephews!
froggy goes to school sounds like a fun book to read