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Top 10 Starting School Books: Kindergarten and Preschool, 718 page views
The story here is that I wasn’t really getting a lot of comments, particularly during the first 3/4 of the year so every comment that came in was treasured though I was too naive to realize that I was supposed to comment back. A preschool director by the name of Kimberly Schaefer in Las Vegas emailed me after seeing one of my posts and asked for suggestions of books for preschoolers starting school. I was shocked for several reasons:
- I have a really good friend from work with the exact same name but this was not her.
- The Kimberly Schaefer that contacted me is Asian. I couldn’t tell from her name as I was picturing my own friend in my head.
- I can’t believe that a preschool director would ask me for book suggestions!! I was thrilled but panicked!
I went though my own bookshelves where I discovered that I was perhaps a bit paranoid in getting my older two daughters off to preschool and Kindergarten because I actually own all of these books! (And, even scarier, I have more on this topic that didn’t make the list!). It’s true that my first two children had serious separation anxieties — we’re talking crying at every drop off and extreme morning drop off routines that took 3o minutes or more. This has since ceased since they hit Kindergarten (thank god!).
I did LOVE reading these books to them. My youngest who’s 6, surprisingly has never had drop off issues. He trots off into school with nary a backwards glance and often I have to chase him down for a goodbye kiss. It’s an easy separation but a sad end of an era!