The move from nursery to ‘big school’ can feel like a huge step, for you as well as your child. To help allay any anxieties you might have, we have signposted a selection of resources you may find useful.
Little Owl’s First Day
by Debi Gliori
It’s a big day for Little Owl – his first day at school – but he’d rather stay at home and have fun with Mummy and Baby Owl.
I Am Absolutely Too Small for School
by Lauren Child
Lola is ‘too extremely busy doing important things at home’ instead of going to school.
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
A reassuring read from first-day nerves to finding your peg.
Harry and The Dinosaurs Go To School
by Ian Whybrow
Harry and his dinosaurs are excited, and a bit nervous, to be starting school, but they learn how enjoyable it is.
The Kissing Hand
by Audrey Penn
A simple story to help children to deal with separation anxiety.
Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo!
by Emma Chichester Clark
Lily and her soft toy start at a new school with fun results.