We are starting school – fun books for an exciting day

My son is about to start kindergarten and I must admit that I am as excited as he is. He is a big boy now. However, school can be a new environment for many children and as anything new it can be scary. They will have to get use to faces, make new friends.

My son goes to childcare and he is used to dealing with different carers, However, English is his minority language, he is fluent in French and in Spanish and his English is not at the same level of fluency as the other languages. He can understand everything and speaks well for a trilingual child that does not hear a word of English at home.

I figured that if I can get him more familiar with what is expecting him, he could focus more on learning new skills and making new friends.

We have been reading books together and we have been enjoying different stories in different languages.

I put together a few suggestions of books we carry:

Portuguese

Adoro a escola there are so many reasons why little rabbit loves school, nice new friends, nice teachers and so many new things to learn.

O Bolinha vai a escola Spot loved his first day in school. Find out why.

A rainha do recreio Magda does not like school. Everything bothers except during the breaks where Magda is the ‘queen’, always ready to organize a game. ” How are we going to get her interested in school? ” wonders her professor. One day, he has a funny idea … that will change everything!

French

La rentree des animaux Perfect book to get children ready for their first day in school. The parrot is learning the alphabet while the chameleon makes a colourful drawing and the monkey does gymnastics….

Big Nate – Le champion de l’ecole Big Nate is on a roll! Nate’s a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins up. Now Nate’s stuck in second place. And Artur means business.Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time

En route pour l’ecole Let’s go to school in this car shaped book.

Tous a l’école de Trotro The “mini Trotro “, a series of small soft albums to learn shapes, numbers, colors, flowers, music and the alphabet with Trotro !

Les Zazoos – Vive l’ecole (bilingual English) The Zazoo are on holidays and they are bored. Therefore they decide to play school. Toudou the cat is the teacher and suggests many activites to his students.

Harry Potter a l’ecole des sorciers Harry is about to head off to Hogwarts the famous school for wizards and witches.

Spanish

Rita comienza el colegio Since today is Rita’s first day of school, she needs help packing her bag, and young readers are encouraged to lift this book’s flaps to help Rita find what she needs and use the pull-down shopping lists to test their memories. A backpack with all of Rita’s school supplies is included at the end of this charming first experiences book.

English

Bear’s school day Discover some activities, such as singing, sticking and even a nap that children will be doing in school. Bear is the teacher so it will be fun.

Japanese/Vietnamese (bilingual English)

Tom and Sofia start school Perfect book to prepare children who apprehend the big day.

German

Mein ersten KITA- und Kindergarten Geschichten My First Children’s Library: My First Daycare and Kindergarten Stories

Zazoo – Wir gehen gerne in die schule (bilingual English) The Zazoo are on holidays and they are bored. Therefore they decide to play school. Toudou the cat is the teacher and suggests many activites to his students.

Tom and Sofia start school Perfect book to prepare children who apprehend the big day.

Italian

Vado alla scuola materna This book shows the children that school is not only exciting and maybe a bit scary but most of all it is really fun.

I Cavallini vanno a scuola 5 little horses go to school. They are friends but all very different.

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