I'm Starting Nursery
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoAges 2 to 5
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 when Daddy drops him off for his first day . . . but not for long! He soon makes friends and in no time at all, Daddy is back.
Watch Ben and his friends play with trucks, paint pictures, dress up and listen to a story in this fun-filled novelty book with flaps and mechanisms. 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.
The Big Steps series has been endorsed and recommended by Dr Amanda Gummer's Good Toy Guide.
For more toddler tips read We're Having a Baby, I'm Not Sleepy and No More Nappies: A potty-training guide.
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