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9 Best Things About Back to School

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Here are my favorite things about the back-to-school season!

Here in Virginia we started school last week, but I know a lot of other people are just starting up this week or next. 

The back to school season can come with a lot of stress and anxiety, so I am trying to remind myself of all the good things about this time of year.

(Other than the fact that it’s time to switch over from my trusty Sauvignon blancs to Chardonnays for the cooler weather. Or it would be if I wasn’t in the midst of a thirty day break from drinking.)

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10 Best Books to Get Kids Ready for Kindergarten

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Help your child get used to the idea of kindergarten by reading all about it!

10 Best Books to Get Kids Ready for Kindergarten
 

Is your child getting ready to start kindergarten? My five-year-old starts next week.

One of the ways we have tried to prepare her for this exciting time of a new school, a new teacher, and riding on a schoolbus is by reading books about it.

Here is a list of some wonderful books to get kids ready for kindergarten!

10 Best Books to Get Kids Ready for Kindergarten

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, by Joseph Slate. My daughter’s preschool gave us this book as a graduation gift…what a great idea! It’s rhyme-y, silly, and full of fun animals.

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Kindergarten, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg. Learn all about the milestones and special moments that kindergarten entails. This one is only $3.46 for the paperback on Amazon!

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The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing. Will saying goodbye to Mom and Dad be so tough once the kids learn just how much fun kindergarten is? This is another cheap one– just $3.39!

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On the First Day of Kindergartenby Tish Rabe. Written in the style of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” this hardcover shows all the fun and exciting activities kindergarten has to offer.

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Clifford Goes to Kindergarten, by Norman Bridwell. My kids love Clifford and they love this story of when Emily Elizabeth brings Clifford to kindergarten with her!

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Planet Kindergarten, by Sue Ganz-Schmitt. Blast off and help your little space explorer prepare for kindergarten with Planet Kindergarten.

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Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergartenby Toni Buzzeo. Watch Adventure Annie save the day in kindergarten!

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Curious George’s First Day of School, by H. A. Rey. At $2.82, the price is right for the tale of the curious monkey’s first day of school.

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Kindergarten Rocks! by Katie Davis. Dexter and his stuffed animal Rufus are just a tiny bit nervous about kindergarten starting.

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The Berenstain Bears Go To School, by Stan Berenstain. Everyone’s favorite bear cubs are headed to school, but Sister Bear is a little worried about starting kindergarten. This one’s a steal at $2.82!

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Back to School with Hanna Andersson

Hanna Andersson fall lineThis post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here.This post is sponsored by Hanna Andersson, but my love for their clothes is real and borderline obsessive. All opinions are my own.
 
I know some people might dread the summer ending, but not me! I love everything about the fall…apple-scented candles, all the holidays coming up, and especially the fall clothing.

This year the fall will be especially exciting because my family is moving to Virginia. Fresh starts abound!

Last week I visited my local Hanna Andersson store in Marlton, NJ and picked up some new back to school clothes for the kids. They have to start their new preschool in style, right? (Keep reading for a 15% off coupon at the end of the post!) Read More »