STARTING SCHOOL – BIGGEST DAY OF LIFE

STARTING SCHOOL – BIGGEST DAY OF LIFE

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 4th September 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

 This week many toddlers will be going through one of the biggest day of their lives so, starting school.

It’s so scarry… out into the big wide world.

Little ones, you may be pretty emotional and scared but it’s a hundred times worse for your parents and grandparents (and maybe even for your teachers, they just do not know who or what they have got to deal with, so, please be kind to them!).

But as with almost everything in life books help. They won’t take it away but they’ll ease your mind, that’s little ones, parents and grandparents (and teachers), into it so you know what to expect, and even make you see the funnier side to it. Yes, like everything in life, although you can’t see it at the moment, there will be a funny side to it.

 

Let’s read about “Starting School” – Here’s a suggested list of books. Read one or two, or even all of them (and you may be able to find even more). I guarantee you’ll feel better, (or worse).

 

PS We went through it X2 last September and survived, so, so can you. It really wasn’t so bad in retospect.

 

 

1              Lucy & Tom Go To School

Shirley Hughes

3-5 years               32 pages                                                Puffin

 

2              I Am Too Absolutely Small For School (Charlie and Lola)

Lauren Childs

6-11 years             32 pages                                                Orchard

 

3              Topsy and Tim: Start School

Jean Adamson

3-6 years               32 pages                                                Ladybird

 

4              Starting School

Allan Ahlberg  (Author), Janet Ahlberg  (Author)

3-5 years               32 pages                                                Puffin

 

5              First Week At Cow School

Andy Cutbill  (Author), Russell Ayto (Illustrator)

3-5years                                32pages                                                  HarperCollinsChildren’sBook

 

6              Miffy at School

Dick Bruna

3-6 years               32 pages                                               Simon & Schuster Children’s Books

 

7              Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School

Ian Whybrow  (Author), Adrian Reynolds (Illustrator)

2-7 years               32 pages                                                Puffin

 

8              Storytime: Little Hedgehog’s Big Day

Heidi Howarth  (Author), Daniel Howarth (Illustrator)

4-7 years               24 pages                                                QED Pub

 

9              First Day at Bug School

Sam Lloyd (Author, Illustrator)

3-6 years               32 pages                                                Bloomsbury Childrens

 

10           Starting School (First Experiences with Biff, Chip & Kipper)

Roderick Hunt  (Author), Annemarie Young (Author), Alex Brychta  (Illustrator), Kate Ruttle (Series Editor)

3-5 years               32 pages                                                OUP OXFORD

 

11           Billy and the Big New School (Anholt Family Favourites)

Laurence Anholt (Author), Catherine Anholt illustrator)

6-11 years             32 pages                                                Orchard

 

12           Goose Goes To School

Laura Wall

3-5 years               48 pages                                                Franklin Watts

 

13           Going to School (Usborne First Experiences)

Anna Civardi (Author), Stephen Cartwright (Illustrator)

3-6 years               32 pages                                               Usborne Pub

 

14           Bobbo Goes To School

Shirlry Hughes

3-5 years               32 pages                Red                         Fox

 

15           Starting School: Do I Have to Go to School?: A First Look at Starting School

Pat Thomas  (Author), Lesley Harker (Illustrator)

6-11 years             32 pages                                                Wayland

 

16           My First Day of School

Michelle Medlock Adams  (Author), Lizzie Walkley (Illustrator)

2-4 years                                                              Worthykids/Ideals;

      

17           First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells Classroom Adventures)

Julie Danneberg  (Author), Judy Love (Illustrator)

5-8 yrars                32 Pages                                                Charlesbridge Pub

 

18           How to Get Your Teacher Ready for School

Jean Reagan  (Author), Lee Wildish (Illustrator)

3-5 years               32 pages                                Hodder Children’s Books

 

19           I’m Going To School

Chris Dickason (Author, Illustrator)

4-6 years               32 pages                                               Buster Books

 

20           This School Year Will Be the Best!

Kay Winters  (Author), Renee Andriani (Illustrator)

6-8 years               32 pages                                                Puffin

 

21           Spot Goes To School

Eric Hill

2-4 years               24 Pages                                                Puffin

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little bit harder.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…school days They are supposed to be the happiest days if your life?

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

You know what they say about cliff hangers…

LOVE IS…

Love is…deep

TRACK OF THE DAY

The Whole Of The Moon – The Waterboys

Highest Chart Position: No.26 23rd November 1985

 

©2018 Phil M Robinson