Pre-Kinder Reading List – Part 2

Due to popular demand, we’ve asked our Educational Leader Emily Brown to provide some more book suggestions for pre-kinder children!

Our first Pre-Kinder Reading List covered the topics of toilet training, making friends and coping with divorce and separation.

Reading to your child about issues they are experiencing can help to alleviate any anxiety they might be feeling. It also gives them an opportunity to ask questions – creating a dialogue. This is a really valuable thing to establish at a young age, because it means that your child knows that can always turn to you for advice and support.

And of course, the benefits of reading to children are multitudinous, as described in our article Reading to Children: Why It’s Important.

 

Do You Still Love Me? by Charlotte Middleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books About Getting a New Sibling

Do You Still Love Me? by Charlotte Middleton

It’s extremely common for a child to feel insecure when a new sibling is born. In this charming book, Charlotte Middleton tells a story about a dog called Dudley who gets sad when his owner brings home a chameleon called Pequito. Perfect for helping children adjust to changes within the family unit. Available from Amazon.

 

 

Everyone’s Got a Bottom by Tess Rowley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books About Personal Safety

Everyone’s Got a Bottom by Tess Rowley

In this acclaimed book, the difficult subject of protecting oneself from sexual abuse is presented in a way that is non-threatening and easy to understand. Available from Capers Bookstore.

 

 

Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books About Being Kind to Others

Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi

With this colourful book, children learn that it is not okay to hit other people – reinforcing good behavioural habits at a young age. Also in the series: Teeth Are Not For Biting, Feet Are Not For Kicking, and Words Are Not For Hurting. Available from Booktopia.

 

All the Colors of the Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books About Multiculturalism

All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka

It’s the illustrations that really bring this book to life – showing children that people have all sorts of different skin tones and hair colours, and helping to show them that all children are beautiful. Available from Booktopia.

 

I Have Feelings! by Jana Novotny Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books About Feelings

I Have Feelings! by Jana Novotny Hunter

Narrated by a friendly mouse, this book shows children how to talk about their feelings. Available from Amazon.

When I’m Feeling… by Trace Moroney

This series includes When I’m Feeling Lonely/Angry/Kind/Sad/Scared/Happy/Jealous. These books are a great way to get children talking about their feelings as a means of learning how to understand and manage them in a way that’s healthy. Available from Amazon.

 

 

Sad isn't bad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books About Dealing With Grief

Sad Isn’t Bad by Michaelene Mundy

Grief is a difficult topic to discuss with young children, however this book by Michaelene Mundy helps children to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Also by the same author is What Happens When Someone Dies? Available from Amazon.

 

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