This week's book is a lot about nostalgia for me. When I was young, I loved the Berenstain Bear books by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Something about a fully functioning house in a tree just seemed magical to me. I think one of my favorites growing up was Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday. Maybe it was because I dreamed of having so many treats and treasures at my birthday party but realized it was probably good they weren't this way.This week's book, The Berenstain Bears Go To School, has extra meaning to me. My oldest is going to be starting kindergarten in almost 100 days (hence my countdown on the side). I must admit and I am so excited and yet completely dreading this. Lucas tends to have anxiety over transitions and changes, it's a lot better than it used to be, but we still prep him for changes a lot. He was beginning to feel nervous about school. I found this book amongst our collection and read it to him.
It tells how Sister Bear was worried about starting school but once she went she loved it and her fears were resolved. After I read this book Lucas was saying, "I want to go to school." "Will I get to ride a bus?" And would show his little sister his school whenever we went past it. So this book did just what I believe the authors intended and helped calm a lot of fears of a great little kid.The Berenstain Bears Go To School made school something to be excited about