Books on: Starting Playgroup/Nursery

Books to help children starting playgroup, nursery or pre-school.

Maisy Goes to Playschool
Author: Lucy Cousins
Illustrator: Lucy Cousins
How this book may help: An interactive book which shows the fun activities a child can have at playgroup or nursery.
Follow Maisy’s day at playgroup by lifting the flaps and reading along with the fun... read more

Tags: nursery, playgroup

Going to Nursery
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: Allaying fears about starting playgroup or nursery and being absent from a parent.
Anna wasn't big enough to go to school (or work!) but her Mummy said she was getting too big to... read more

Tags: friends, growing up, nursery, playgroup, separation anxiety

My First Day at Nursery School
Author: Becky Edwards
Illustrator: Anthony Flintoft
How this book may help: Reassuring children who have anxieties about starting playgroup or nursery. Promoting a positive view of this big milestone.
It is the first day at nursery school for the little girl in the story and she is feeling nervous.... read more

Tags: nursery, playgroup

Nursery (First Time)
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A good choice of book to set a child's expectations of what happens at a nursery or playgroup. For children already attending, the simple conversational text and lively illustrations may encourage them to talk about their experiences there.
The book depicts some typical scenes from a day at nursery: getting ready, arriving at the... read more

Tags: nursery, playgroup, separation anxiety, wheelchair

See You Later Mum
Author: Jennifer Northway
How this book may help: Comforting for children starting playgroup or nursery.
William isn't very happy on his first day at playschool so mum stays with him to help him settle... read more

Tags: separation anxiety, playgroup, nursery, independence, friends, confidence, absence, shyness

Max and Millie Start School
Author: Felicity Brooks
Illustrator: Desideria Guicciardini
How this book may help: An appealing board book which introduces young children to nursery school or playgroup. The book acknowledges that some children are more confident than others in new situations.
One of a series of books featuring friends Max and Millie. While Millie is excited about going to... read more

Tags: playgroup, separation anxiety, shyness

Going to Playschool
Author: Sarah Garland
Illustrator: Sarah Garland
Publisher's summary: "Frances Lincoln are delighted to reissue Sarah Garland's classic picture books featuring a warm and..." read more

Tags: nursery, playgroup

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