How to help Little One's transition to School
posted on September 05 2018
One of the loveliest books has just landed in store-- Going to School is an illustrated children's book that helps little one's through the transition.
Illustrator Rose Blake, daughter of pop artist Peter Blake, has created a picture book for young children helping to prepare them for their first days at school.
Going to School is published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and is drawn in such an inspiring way to show children some of what they will see and feel on their first day.
Readers explore a day in the life of a little girl at school, charting her journey from breakfast through to bedtime and meeting her school mates. Through visual clues, it alludes to each child’s interests, and represents a diverse body of children with little flags from lots of different countries. Then at the end of the book reveals each student’s dream job.
The book helps take away the fears young children have of going to school for the first time. We absolutely love it.
Advice on how to help little ones:
Take a photo of them in school with a key worker, teacher or good friend. Then print and put on fridge and while at home and out of school make sure you weave back what you are doing to stories about school. For example, if your son has helped bake some bread tell them how much their teacher or friend will love to hear all about it. Use the photo to get them used to where they are going and who they are seeing.
If you are relaxed about the transition it will also help.
This has come from various childminders, including my mum who are experts at helping little one's settle in. Good luck with the first week of school little and big ones!
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