Monday, September 8, 2014

Separation Anxiety?

School has just begun.  Is your little one suffering from separation anxiety?  Or perhaps they are getting ready to go spend the night for the first time from home at a friend or relatives house.  Or maybe they are going off to school on their own for the first time.  Well, we've got some great picture books that will be helpful to read to your child about separating from you, the parent, for the first time, or maybe the second or third time. 

Hugging Hour! by Aileen Leijten
Drew, who prefers to be called Drool, worries her parents are never coming back when she spends the night with her grandmother.

The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verburg
As they prepare for a short separation, Mama Bear and Little Bear find a way to reassure each other while they are apart.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Love Waves by Rosemary Wells
While they are at work a mother and father send powerful "love waves" to their child at home, offering reassurance and comfort in their absence.

Miss You Like Crazy by Pamela Hall
Walnut the Squirrel does not want his mother to go to work without him.  But after imagining the adventures they could share if he went along, she reassures him that he is always on her mind and plans to share special time with him each day.

Also, we do have booklist that contains books on going to school, which covers the first day of school, starting pre-school, starting kindergarten, and starting first grade!

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