Sometimes heading back to school can be scary, especially for younger children who aren’t quite sure what to expect. Take my son for example. You ask him about school last year and he’ll tell you that he totally mastered kindergarten. Ask him about going into the first grade this fall with a new teacher, new classmates and a new classroom routine and he’ll tell you that he’s nervous.
To ease his jitters and to help transition him smoothly back into learning mode, The Hubs and I have been reading him lots of “going to school” or “back to school” books. The one my son has asked us to read him the most (and sometimes he’ll even read along with us) is Rufus Goes To School from Sterling Children’s Books, written by Kim T Griswell and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev.