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A list of books to help prepare your child for the transition from Playschool to Primary School

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Here is a list of books that can help prepare your child for the transition from Playschool to Primary School:


"First Day Jitters" by Julie Danneberg

"Llama Llama Misses Mama" by Anna Dewdney

"Wemberly Worried" by Kevin Henkes

"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn

"Mouse's First Day of School" by Lauren Thompson

"My First Day at Nursery School" by Becky Edwards

"Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten" by Joseph Slate

"The Berenstain Bears Go to School" by Stan and Jan Berenstain

"David Goes to School" by David Shannon

"Kindergarten, Here I Come!" by D.J. Steinberg

"The Night Before Kindergarten" by Natasha Wing

"The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School" by Deborah Diesen

"I Am Too Absolutely Small for School" by Lauren Child

"School's First Day of School" by Adam Rex

“The colour monster goes to school” by Anna Llenas

“Starting School” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

“Going to School” (Usborne First Experiences) Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright

“Superheroes love starting school” by Katie Button

“Dash Dinosaur is Starting School” by A. Goss


These books address common concerns and emotions associated with starting school, such as separation anxiety, making friends, and adjusting to a new routine. They can help ease any apprehensions your child may have and create a positive mind-set about the upcoming transition. Enjoy reading these books together and discussing any thoughts or feelings your child may have about starting primary school.

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