Is your little one start school in just a few weeks? (We can’t believe how quickly September is coming either)! Today we’re sharing with you 3 of our favourite books to read to children that might just help prepare them for school. So over the next few weeks you can help them to familiarise themselves with the experiences that will take place once they start school. We know it can be a rather nerve wracking time, for both the children, parents, (and nannies).
Starting School is a wonderful book by Janet & Allan Ahlberg, it details a not only the first day but the first year at school. Offering lovely illustrations to support children through the everyday happenings at school. First published in 1988 I’m pretty sure I remember reading this one before starting school!
Mouse’s Big Day
Mouse’s Big Day is Lydia Monks’ first book in her Twit Twoo school series. This is lovely tale about little Mouse who is starting school. It’s bound to reassure any nervous school starter, with it’s colourful pictures. You may recognise Lydia Monks’ illustrations from her previous collaborations with Julia Donaldson.
Lucy and Tom
Who doesn’t love a good Shirley Hughes book? Another title we remember reading – you may remember it as Lucy & Tom Go To School. With traditional Shirley Hughes illustrations and her gentle story telling this book is bound to capture young children. It’s Lucy’s first day at school, but what is Tom going to do without her at home?
How are you preparing your little ones for School? What books would you recommend to read to those starting school?