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Hi,

 

I'm currently organising home visits for my September intake of Nursery Age Children. I have some funding to buy a book for each child.

 

Does anyone know any good picture books about starting school?(preferably with a diverse range of children in it)

 

 

Cheers :)

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I like "The Gotcha Smile" about a little (black) girl's difficult first day at school and how her lovely grandfather helps her to turn things around with a smile.

 

Rita Phillips Mitchell

Orchard Picturebooks

Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

 

Good luck

Ade

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Thanks for the help- Like the smile book (forgot about that one).

 

Sorry I put my message in the wrong area everyone. I am new, unsettled and a little unsure.....hope mummy's comming back soon.

 

:o

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I think osbourne? usbourne? do a book about starting school, i'm sure someone will know what i'm talking about. :o

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Cant help with the books I'm afraid, just wanted to say 'hello' to Tim. It's always a bit daunting making a first post, here's a cuddle and a cold compress till mummy arrives. :o:D:D

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Hi Tim and welcome to the forum!

 

I bought a set of 5 first experiences books such as going to the doctor, moving house, a new baby, giong to school and going to a party. They are really nice. I got them quite cheap as a set from Books for Children.

 

You can find the link to the Usbourne First Experiences (Going to School) page by clicking here!

 

Hope this helps!

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Here is the Books for Children link:

 

Books for Children

 

I think my set worked out to about £3 when you join up as a new member. :D

 

You will need to type 'going to school' into the search box at the top of the page, because for some reason, when I double checked, it didn't come up straight away :o !

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I tried desparately to reply yesterday but there seemed to be something wrong with the technology. I turned on the computer just now and my teenager said, 'by the way, I've put new batteries in the keyboard cos it wouldn't work!'..... Der, why didn't I think of that?!

 

Anyway. I hope this was worth the wait...

As a Christian pre-school we use the Scripture Union book called 'Get ready, Go!' (isbn 1-84427-132-3). (£10 for 5 copies).

The format is cartoon style and loosely reflects other cultures and disabilities. The main booklet is for the child and can be personalised and has bits to draw in, like a ball to play with at playtime, colouring, things to find etc. Then slotted into a pocket at the back is a booklet for the parent/carer which is very practical & has good advice, firstly from the school perspective: eg choosing a school, what to look for, open days & visits, is there a transition from pre-school to school, working together with the teachers, contributing to the life of the school (PTA), safety, meals & lunchtimes, assembly. Then it moves on to considering the child's perspective: signs of anxiety about school with practical advice, journeys to schol, going home, skills for school, tiredness, breaktimes, and there are also photos of families & real life comments & hints.. The last bit is 'through the eyes of the parent' & talks sensitively about letting go, the first day & concludes with a simple prayer. The majority of our parents are not Christian but these books always go down well, I've had no negative comments.

A trip to the Christian bookshop in your locality is worth a go if you want a look before you buy but I certainly recommend this.

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Oh!! Tim,

 

Sorry I missed you !

Been away - no excuse, I know, but hello and welcome!! I would endorse the recommendation for 'The Gotcha Smile' - it's brilliant!!!

 

Sue :D:D

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  • 2 months later...

There's also "Starting school" by Janet and Alan Ahlberg.We bought a copy for each of our leavers, most bookshops will give you 10% discount as long as you can prove you're from a school/nursery/preschool/registered childminder

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