With the start of the summer holidays many parents have forgotten about school and are enjoying long, lazy, (hopefully!) warm summer days. However, one group of parents will spend the summer counting down to their child’s first day of school and all the excitement and uncertainty that it brings. Starting school doesn’t just impact the child but the whole family, often the first day at school is emotional and overwhelming for parents too.
I would like to thank book bloggers, who have also experienced the first day of school with their own children, for recommending their favourite picture books for preparing children for starting school. They’ve suggested some lovely books (this post is the first of two) so if you’re spending time at the library this summer look out for their recommendations.