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Learn all the super-important life skills you need to become a big boy or girl with this ultimate guide to being a toddler and starting school. No matter what grown-ups tell you, being little is hard work. There's so much to learn from tying your shoelaces, finding the right hole for each arm in a jumper, remembering to say "please" and "thank you" (every single time!), understanding what this new baby is doing in YOUR house, sharing your toys with children you barely know, and a whole bunch of other things too. And if your days aren't extremely busy enough with very important and serious playing, soon you'll be starting school! Don't panic, Stuff to Know When You Start School is here to help guide you along the way by teaching you the skills you need to look after yourself, get on with others, and be ready to go on your first day of school.

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3rd August '18
I read it to MLK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter loves this book, she took it in to nursery for the last two weeks of term and it’s only just came home. Her nursery teacher used it at every circle time for two weeks. It’s provokes such detailed conversations, my daughter was up until recently quite nervous about starting school but this book has really helped with that. 
We like how every page is different and all the pictures in the book. We would definitely recconend this to anyone with children starting school 
15th July '18
I read it to NJ61 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Lovely book with fantastic colourfully illustrations the whole way through. NJ and I liked reading this together and we spoke about and answered lots of questions on all different aspects of school and things he's able to do. NJ just enjoyed flicking through the book and looking at the pictures by himself too. Even his older brother liked the page about space, which the. Involved and in depth convo about the solar system . 
16th July '18
I read it to Zaraloul aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This is such a lovely book. My daughter is just preparing to go full time in playgroup and this is the perfect book for the adjustment. We will also be taking into playgroup for the children to read at the end of term to get them ready for school.

Lovely pictures and the importance of using manners and being kind.
9th July '18
I read it to Heidibarnes aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A fantastic books! My 3 year old loved it! She enjoyed looking at all of the pictures and answering the questions. It is easy to do follow up activities to explore the concepts further! A great book to share before starting school! 
10th July '18
I read it to Osc aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a fabulous book, our 3 year old is starting nursery in September but I can see him enjoying this book for the next few years! 

Each page has so much to chat about and creates lots of conversation and questions from our little boy which is fantastic. 

Our little boy has two mummies and I love the page on different families because school will be the first time he really experiences differences.

Highly recommend this book! 
4th July '18
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We absolutely love this book. This was recommended on Toppsta when I asked for books about starting school. However the section about having a new baby sibling put me off as it's just Sophie. So I'm really glad we won this book. That section is very small and asks if you have a new baby sibling. 
This book is a lovely hardback, high quality print. Packed full of simple information, everything that could prepare you for school and more. 

I could not recommend this book more highly!
8th July '18
I read it to Squirt aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
A well illustrated and colourful book covering lots of aspects of school. We found the parts on making friends and feeling s good but I thought some pages were a bit useless, a double spread page on going to the toilet and one for getting dressed seemed a bit much when you need to learn these things by doing, and in these places my daughter lost interest and wandered away. Quite useful for a someone who is  little nervous about going to school as it is very friendly and simple. 
10th July '18
I read it to SPH aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
My son really enjoys this book - especially the page on the planets! I think it's a fantastic book with so much information and great detail that comes across in a child friendly way with the pictures and explanations. Although, I did find a couple of concepts that were maybe a little too grown up for a child just getting ready to start school.
7th September '18
I read it to Little One aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This is a read that my eldest has been enjoying and one that is so relatable to her as she has just started reception class.
The book is organised into double pages dedicated to a particular topic. From discussing emotions to sharing the importance of hygiene, this is a brilliant, informative read. The book needn't be read all in one sitting and lends itself well as a reference book. 
The illustrations are colourful and fun and there are many non-fiction features to also discuss with young readers. 
This would make a great addition to a library in a learning setting also. 
12th July '18
I read it to Soopa aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
This is a lovely, tactile good-quality book which is very inviting. As the title suggests, it's a great book for children about to start school (like my daughter). It covers some of the things you'd expect about going to school but the best thing about the book is that it's not all directly about school, lots of the topics are about everyday things like clothes, emotions, personal hygiene etc which are all useful for going to school but indirectly. We have been dipping in and out of the book for a couple of weeks - just reading a page at a time and using it as an opportunity to chat around the subject i.e. there is a section on knowing the name of body parts. There's not too much information on each page to be off-putting and there's a good mixture of bright, colourful pictures to keep little ones focused. We will be spending a lot more time over the summer reading this book.
20th July '18
I read it to Frey aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
My daughter loves this book- she took it into her nursery to show the other children who, like her, are starting reception next year and they all enjoyed it too. Great quality book with ample information without overloading. We particularly liked the family subject and how diverse we can all be. Personally I think some of the topics weren't age appropriate for this book, for example staying safe on the internet is perhaps a subject for older children, similarly getting dressed is for younger ones but nevertheless it's a book my daughter can go back to again and again and relate her own experience of starting school. 
4th August '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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3 stars
This was book seemed quite busy, it did have lots of lovely pages that felt really relevant but was a book to read  with rather than a book a child would choose to look at alone in the build up to starting school.
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