“Firsts” for Kids

Many parents rejoice in documenting their child's milestones. First tooth! First steps! First day of school! Did you know that reading and talking about first experiences before they happen can ease a child's anxieties and help them process new experiences? Here are some fun books about those great leaps forward that make us grown-ups proud and weepy at the same time.

The first time they play in the snow:

The Snowy Day

Their first day without a diaper:

Vegetables in Underwear

When they lose their first baby tooth:


The first time they get in big trouble:

No, David!

The first time they ask, "Where do babies come from?"

The Baby Tree

Their first airplane ride:

The Airport Book

Their first road trip:

Are We There Yet?

Their first sleepover at a friend's house:

Ira Sleeps Over

When they get their first library card:

Lola at the Library

Do you know some great children's books about first experiences? Please share in the comments!

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