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Give your children a head start at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book. A fun and engaging activity book that will give children a head start as they prepare to start school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to the experiences they will have and concepts they will be learning about in their first year at primary school. It also equips parents with the tools and information needed to support their child. The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and are combined with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success! This book includes:
Carefully crafted activities about concepts such as colours, shapes and days of the week.
Useful information and support for parents.
Wipe-clean pen. Also available: First Phonics , First Writing , First Numbers, First Phonics Flash Cards, Times Tables Flash Cards

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10th September '17
I read it to Flynn aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
This is a great book. There are lots of different tasks for little ones to complete and they all relate to the first day at school. My son started school this year so he loved all the different sections of the book. The day starts with the clothes you wear to school. Then it goes through the daily routine the children might have. There is a section on the journey to school and many other sections including shape sorting and manners. The wipe clean pen is fantastic as it gives children a chance to get things wrong and simply try again. Each section of the book has a different type of task for the child to complete. This can be anything from ticking things on a list to circling words when you find the corresponding picture. There is also a chance for children to practice writing using dotted line words. This is a great book for building children's confidence in writing or using a pen and in what to expect from their first day at school. Younger children will need some help with reading the text but older children could easily have fun completing the work by themselves. We really enjoyed this book!
29th September '18
I read it to Madh aged 3 aged 3
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My son loves this book. He has been practising with it every morning before school. Brilliant!
1st September '18
Zaraloul read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
Zara is confident with pen control but is not yet able to use it in the correct way to draw so this book is great for helping her to begin.

The pages are thinner than other wipe clean books that I have used before but I find it better to erase with the pen.

There are different tasks within the book which I like, such as matching the words to clothes which is great. Then there are images for your child to draw over the lines as you go through the various tasks during the school day.

Going to School is a section where you can see the different ways to get to school which is great to recognise the different ways to use transport.

Learning how to tick a box for things that they like and tracing letter shapes.

it's a great book to use from pre school up to reception to help with letter formation.
15th September '18
I read it to alex1 aged 4 aged 4 & to anthonty1 aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My twins love this book, so much so that since we recieved the book they have used it everyday and it is one of the first books they take off the book case when they get home from their new school. The pictures are bright and colorful and the writing is clear and a good size for young eyes.
The twins have eenjoyed doing the activities and telling me wha the different pictures are, it has also helped them when telling me about their new school.
The pen is easy to grip and the twin enjoyed doing 'writing' and then rubbing out. For me it was nice that we could rub everything out and start again because it means you dont have to buy two copies of the book and the twins have had hours of fun practising their pen holding skills.
3rd September '18
I read it to Reubes aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My four year old starts school this week so this book has been a fun and exciting way to help prepare him. It’s easy to dip in and out of if you don’t have time . The activities all vary and are fun from writing to drawing and ticking boxes.  My four year old loved having a go with pen by himself and pages are easy to wipe clean after. A great interactive book to help prepare children for school in a fun and educational way.
3rd September '18
I read it to Princesskatie aged 2 aged 2
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
What a fantastic book for going to school for the first time! Great learning tool!
10th September '18
baby fox read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
A fantastic book that we will be able to go back to time and time again, exploring and trying new things as my little girl gets older. We have read through bits and I have filled it in but as she gets older she will be able to do more and more herself.
4th November '17
I read it to Spidey1 aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
wow i have to begin with i won this book in a toppsta giveaway for my little one and would highly recommend. I have even purchased others in the collection. Since having the book my little one has managed to be able to write his own name in the space provided as well as trace over words in the book all of which he found difficult before using the book. What was really good was the wipe away this built his confidence as any time he made an error by writing the wrong letter or writing it incorrectly he wiped it away and restarted whereas before he would stop and be concerned about all his mistakes. There are a range of words that can be traced and a box area for the children to practice their own names. Highly recommended !! my little one is 4 who used this book ::)
Very interactive and enjoyable for him
3rd September '18
I read it to DFK aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
Whilst this book does not contain many pages, the contents cover a good range of first experiences about starting school. The interactive wipe clean aspect is a really good way of engaging our little school starters even further. A good little book for sharing and encouraging the school starters to talk around the subject.
17th September '17
I read it to dani aged 5 aged 5
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
This is a nice book to help children get comfortable with the basic ideas of school. The dry erase pen helps involve children in the information. It contains a variety of basic words and concepts that they might encounter, along with simple illustrations. I especially liked the page in which the child could find the way they will be traveling to school. This is a nice way to help prepare children for nursery or reception. It is a bit simple for children moving up from their school nursery to the same school, but it could help if they are feeling nervous.
8th September '17
Beeeves13 read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My son was due to start school and was worried about how different it was from his nursery. He was unsure what to expect. This book allowed him to explore the world of school in the safety of home.  

The book is fantastic at helping to ease children into school. I would say that this is more aimed at 5+ my child is 4 so cannot so some of the activities but it is something he can learn to do which is great. It means we can continue to use the book once he has start.

The pen is good quality and it wipes away easily. 
13th September '17
I read it to FreyasBooks aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
This is perfect as my daughter has just started reception! She was so happy to receive this in the post after school and completed the whole book with a big smile on her face. This really helps little ones who are just starting or going back to school feel more confident. 
13th September '17
Sjs read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My son loves the wipe clean books. He is still in pre school but lobes this boom and trys his hardest to follow all the lines. Its a fab boom and really helps littlenones gain control of the pen 
19th September '18
I read it to Nara aged 3 aged 3
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My 3 year old daughter loves this book.  We read it together and then she tries the activities in it for herself.  It encourages using the pen correctly and she loves being able to use it and rub it out when she makes a mistake or wants to try again.  She loves tracing over the different words on all the difference pages.  The book is a great introduction of all the different things she will experience at school and we will be using it regularly before she starts school next year. Its a book which is not only useful but she finds fun too.  The illustrations are colourful, bright and fun too.  
14th September '17
Bchild read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
Great if you have a child about to start school. The first few pages explain about starting school and towards the end of the book it gets children to practice some writing, colours & opposites. Love the fact that it's wipe clean so can be used again and again. Lovely bold colours too.
8th September '17
I read it to Skye aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
This arrived in the post today and as soon as daughter opened she sat down at the table and spent an hour by herself going through the book! She starts school next week and this is a perfect activity book to help supplement her school learning. The book being wipeable is great. She was able to erase her mistakes and try again. Highly recommended. 
7th October '17
I read it to LewisT aged 3 aged 3
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
I enjoyed going through this with my son, I think it’s good to go through books like this to prepare them a bit! (And me)
Great little book for learning about everything you need to know about school, would recommend 
18th September '17
Lydie read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
This is a brilliant book. It's a wipe clean activity book which covers all aspects of starting school and the school day.

The wipe clean pages are excellent quality. We've had this style of book before and the pages lose their finish quickly and get spoiled. This won't do that. The pen that is included is a whiteboard style one which wipes away easily. It has a lid with an inbuilt eraser to make cleaning the page easy and has a plastic compartment on the cover which it fits neatly into.

My daughter received this just before she started school and she loved going through the book completing the different activities. It takes your child through the school day, starting with putting on uniform and then explores the routine of an ordinary school day. There is a good mixture of activities which allow your child to practice letter and number formation (using dotted guidelines) and other puzzles. This would be great for any child starting school or nursery. Recommended. 
9th September '17
FreddyBoggis read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My little boy enjoyed doing this book, therws lots to do. It's great for learning all they need to know and get ready for school. The wipe clean is great, as he can do it over and over.
16th October '18
I read it to EllaBellas1 aged 3 aged 3
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
My 3.5 year old daughter will be starting school next year, and she' already excited about it and this book is a great introduction to get her tracing over the letters with a pen and rubbing it out again. Shes not quite old enough to do it on her own, but with my help/assistance she really enjoyed using it. Its bright fun book, and I think it will be a book she keeps coming back to.
1st September '18
I read it to Doodles aged 3 aged 3
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
5 stars
This is a lovely book to introduce children to the routines of school and some of the first things they learn at school such as colours and shapes. My 3 year old is starting nursery next week so we sat and did the activities together and he really enjoyed it, he had a go at tracing the words and was happy using the tick boxes. 
It is probably more suited to reception age children than nursery age but I feel we will use this book throughout this year in preparation for the move to reception next year.  
The book is really useable, it has simple instructions, colourful pictures and uses good sized text throughout,all on wipe clean pages that comes with a wipeable pen with an eraser. 
12th September '18
I read it to SPH aged 3 aged 3
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
4 stars
My son is such a fan of the dry erase books. I don't think he sees them as learning but more as an activity to do, so it makes learning things fun for him. My son is 3 and at preschool and this book is great and I can see him getting alot from it in the run up to starting school. I think this is a fab book as it's not just about learning numbers, letters and shapes but prepares him for what being at school will be like. I think that some of the words to write would be better being a little bigger for little ones. 
6th September '18
MHH2014 read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
I'm Starting School: First Day: Wipe-clean book with pen 9781526380142
4 stars
Matthew loved doing the activities in this book ready for starting school. It's fantastic that it is wipe clean as allows for practice, and to use again and again! It also talks about the bits of school that the other interactive books miss out. A great insight for little ones!
Only downside to the book is the way the pen is held to the front of the book, means you can't lean on the pages that are against the front cover. The holder is not removable (not without damaging the book!) So it had to be folded over instead. Not a huge problem but a design flaw I'd say.
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