Back to School Readalikes

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street 

 Breathe, Think, Do with Sesamebreathe
“This is a resource app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.
Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more!” App store description

This app allows children to deal with everyday frustrations. This app also allows children to breathe and think when they are trying to deal with a difficult task. Tying your shoes and getting ready for school, or having to go to sleep.

Following are other books that can help contribute to helping children deal with the fears of going back to school.

Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by Kimberly and James Deanpete the cat
Pete the Cat is having such a great day that he doesn’t want this day to end and go to bed. So he decides to have a sleepover with his friend.
Timothy Tales from Hilltop School by Rosemary WellsTimothy
A collection of six stories about timothy and his friends at Hilltop School. The stories discuss taking turns, making friends and never giving up.

The Secret Life of Squirrels Back to School by Nancy Rosesquirrels
A fun way to go back to school with squirrels doing all the things to get ready for class. They go school shopping and take the bus along with going into the classroom. A fun and creative way to read about going back to school.
Daddy Long Legs by Nadine Brun Cosmedaddy long legs

Daddy Long legs tells the story about Matthew and his fear of not getting picked up by his dad. Even though Daddy promises he will be there. Matthew goes through many what-ifs of daddy not coming to get him until Dad tells Matthew that he will be there with his two long legs.

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