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Recommended Reads for New Reception Starters

Today thousands of parents across the country will find out which primary school their child will be starting at in September. Now that you know where, it’s time to think about how you can prepare them for this exciting new stage of their life. Read on for some books that can help.


I’m Starting School series

These wipe clean books and fun flashcards are perfect for giving your child a head start at school as they encourage children to practise, practise, practise. 

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First Day

Gently introduce your child to the experiences they will have and the concepts they will be learning about in their first year at school with this essential wipe-clean activity book. Designed to complement the National Curriculum it also equips parents with the tools they need to support their child.

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Reading Champion

Developed with literacy experts, these independent reading books are perfect for supporting and developing the reading skills your child will learn at school.

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New Adventures: My New School

A reassuring picture book story aimed at gently supporting children with any worries or fears about starting school.

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Behaviour Matters

These charming, funny picture books are perfect for talking to young children about emotions and boosting self-esteem.

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