4 Books to Read Before the First Day of School

July 29, 2021

Parents: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are not talking about the holidays — it’s back-to-school season, of course. While summer is in full swing and the idea of shopping for backpacks and notebooks might make you cringe, most of us moms and dads can agree that we are very excited for in-person learning to resume. To jump-start your child’s enthusiasm for the upcoming academic year, check out our list of must-have back-to-school reads.

Ready-To-Learn Write and Wipe Workbooks

Whether your child is entering pre-K or first grade, it’s never too early to start building their educational skills. These dry-erase spiral-bound workbooks will get your early learner excited about reading, writing, and math. Each Ready-to-Learn level meets Common Core State Standards and features playful characters to help young students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Animal Planet All-Star Readers: I am Fungie the Dolphin Level 2

Thanks to Animal Planet’s latest All-Star Reader, first- and second-graders can take summer’s favorite animal with them into the new school year. Animal Planet All-Star Readers: I am Fungie the Dolphin Level 2 tells the story of a real-life dolphin who once lived in an Irish harbor. With this book, your child will experience the world through Fungie’s point-of-view while improving their reading skills.

My School Unicorn

What could be better than a magical unicorn to help chase away any new school jitters? In this tale, discover how the main character, Evie, gets help from a tiny mythical creature to tackle her next learning adventure. This is a wonderful story to read to your child in the weeks leading up to the first day of school. Bonus: the back of the book includes step-by-step instructions for making your very own magical friend.

1,500 Sticker Fun History

If your child does not know who Neil Armstrong is yet, they will after diving into this activity book chock-full of stickers with a historic theme. From explorers to vikings, ancient Greece to medieval times, this book will introduce your young student to all the big names in history while keeping them entertained with plenty of interesting facts and sticker fun.

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