Your child helps the main character, Perry, as they both get ready to start school. Together they come up with ideas and activities that can be adapted to use in your own real-life situation.
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Here are a few ideas from our experts to smooth the road ahead as you help your child to start school with confidence.
At the back of each book is a page just for the grown-ups to explain what a child’s needs and concerns may be and practical ideas for you to support them through each situation. With a little extra help during these big moments, a daunting experience can become an empowering one.
Celebrate effort, curiosity and courage as your child progresses through their individual learning journey.
Plan for the mornings
Make a visual checklist together and engage your child in their morning routine.
Let them choose
Let your child choose their own lunchbox, backpack and things they need for school. Leading some decisions fosters a sense of ownership.
Make time to visit the school grounds when it’s quiet. Locate their classroom, the playground and the toilets.
You said it yourselves
“Our daughter is obsessed with reading 'Ready for School' and loves pointing herself out! The book has encouraged her to get excited about starting school and is a really positive way to start the conversation.”
Mum of three
“I bought your Starting School book for my grandsons. The ordering process was super easy and the boys loved the books and wanted them to be read all the time. The oldest one is already getting the school bus by himself and has been quietly confident at school since day one.”
“Jake loves the book and has asked us to read it for him again and again. He’s even asked his big brother, who’s been enjoying reading it out loud for him, too. If you have a little one starting school, it’s definitely a book worth getting!”
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“The kids are loving your books! Cooper reads Ready for School every night before he goes to sleep. He’s fascinated by how the boy is named Cooper, and looks just like him.”
Mum of two
“This personalised book is a bona fide treasure – thoughtful, well-written, contemporary, and backed up by research. The illustrations are bright and inclusive, and the school is both familiar and inviting. The book comes with extra tips for adults in the back, for helping kids to thrive in this ‘Big Moment’."
Thalia Kehoe Rowden
Former editor of The Sapling and mother of two
“Our daughter absolutely loved this book. It’s really easy to relate to and packed full of ideas to support her. The book is a fantastic resource to begin conversations about school and gives a clear idea of what to expect.”
Mum of three
“Not only do these books give insight around how to talk with your children but they also provide practical ideas around how to support your child's emotions and ways to manage them.”
Registered Play Specialist, Director of Creative Coping and mum of three