I'm Starting Nursery
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoBaby and toddler
The Big Steps series is designed to help little ones (and their parents) cope with everyday experiences. In I'm Starting Nursery, Ben is sad after Daddy drops him at nursery for the first time. But not for long... he soon makes friends and finds lots of things to do and in no time at all, Daddy is back! In this fun-filled novelty book with flaps and mechanisms watch Ben and his friends play with trucks, paint pictures, dress up and listen to a story.
Each page has really helpful tips for parents and carers that are endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer. With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, I'm Starting Nursery is the perfect book to share and to reassure every little person starting nursery.
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The Big Steps books are a great way of introducing children to different life skills and building their confidence and familiarity with doing them. Watching characters their own age experience different things goes a long way in letting children know that they are normal, healthy and not scary. The children enjoyed pointing to the different pictures, opening flaps and naming objects, which is fantastic for helping to build their vocabulary and prepare them for learning to read. The book is also sturdy enough for enthusiastic hands. Our testers found the little tips at the bottom of the page useful and in one case, they helped to transform a reluctant dresser into someone who is happy to get dressed most mornings!
Dr Amanda Gummer, Dr Gummer's Good Play Guide