If your child is about to start ‘big school’, sharing one of the picture books below might be a good way to help them discuss any worries they may have, or simply to help them look forward to this important event.
Silly school - Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Beth doesn’t want to go to ‘silly school’, but not only does she get convinced otherwise – she even enjoys it!
First day of school - Toby Forward
A young boy’s first day at school is illustrated with adjacent pictures showing what Mum is doing at work at the same time.
Big kiss for Alice - Sally Grindley
Alice is excited about starting school. It’s her big brother, Tom, who has some reservations. But when Alice is in trouble, guess who comes to the rescue!
Mum in a million - Jill Lewis
Pip the penguin chick has one big worry about starting school – will he spot his Mum when it’s time to go home?
Pocketful of kisses - Angela McAllister
Digby’s mother has some special help for him when he doesn’t feel quite brave enough for school.
Harry and the dinosaurs go to school - Ian Whybrow
Harry’s dinosaurs come to the rescue to make school fun for Harry and his new friend.