I think there are some classic books that may help kids talk about a little separation anxiety and that initial transition to preschool which can always be so hard. So I’ll list a few of those and then some newer titles that we usually have in stock. - Eija
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is older but a classic in letting kids know they’ll be loved while away from their family.
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst is another older book that does this well and includes more than school separation anxiety.
Llama llama Misses Momma by Anna Dewdney is nice and a little more light hearted with its rhythm. Plus great for fans of Llama Llama books.
Never, Not Ever! By Beatrice Alemagna, this one is a bit magical as the main character absolutely does not want to go to school, so much so that she yells about it, and her parents shrink to the size of peanuts and go to school in their her pocket. It’s funny and a magical exploration of keeping your parents close but ultimately gaining a little independence.
Schools first day of school by Adam Rex is about a school who is nervous about all the kids that are going to visit. I love the shift in perspective about a nervous and gentle school.
Another book I like is Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival about a little girl who finds a worry and how that worry grows and what she can do to address the worry and feel like herself again.
Give us a call at (208) 882-2669 if you’d like some more suggestions or if you’d like staff to pull any of these items from the shelves or put titles on order for you.