January 30, 2013

Back to School....

The Summer school holidays are over and it's time for children to go back to school.

For some children they are starting school for the first time. Some children may be very excited about this whilst others may be a little anxious.

Below is a selection of fiction and non-fiction books that you might find useful
to assist in preparing your child, and yourself, for their first day of school and help make their transition as smooth as possible.


The first day of school
/ Toby Forward; illustrated by Carol Thompson

Day / Dandi Daley Mackall; illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

It's your first day at school, Annie Claire / Nancy White Carlstrom; illustrated by Margie Moore

Bella goes to school
/ Ian Whybrow; illustrated by Rosie Reeve

Countdown to kindergarten
/ Alison McGhee; illustrated by Harry Bliss

Jojo's first day jitters
/ Jane O'Connor; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

Off to kindergarten
/ by Tony Johnston ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.


Ready, set, go?
/ Kathy Walker.

Ready, set ... go! : off to school : fun learning activities for 4-year-olds
/ Becky Daniel.

Starting school : how to help your child be prepared
/ Sue Berne.

Thriving at school : a practical guide to help your child enjoy the crucial school years
/ Dr John Irvine and John Stewart.

Getting ready to start school: parents and experts share advice and experience
/ Netmums with Hilary Pereira and Hollie Smith

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