Do you use children’s books to explain life events?
I've been really impressed with my stepson's kindergarten. Since the beginning of school, they've given him (and every other student) roughly ten new books to take home and keep. They've also all been about subjects that the kids are going through.
During open house, where the kids meet their teachers and see the school for the first time, the school gave the kids a book about feeling anxious for the first day of school. During an event in the middle of last semester, the school gave out four books - one was about losing your first tooth, one was about playground bullies, one was about new transfer students, and the other revolved around a class activity (identifying writers and illustrators). SS has gotten other books during the school year, which have all related to a specific thing going on at school.
Anyways, I really like that SS has a children's book that he can read and relate to. I've gotten him a few other books that address particular issues we'd been experiencing (some negativity towards DH and I).
Anyways, I'm wondering - Do you guys use children's books to help explain life issues/events? Do you use them for small things (losing a tooth, meeting new people), or big things (death, divorce)? Does your school give out free books to the students?