Starting school can be scary sometimes
Author: Ashling Kwok
Illustrator: Cara King
Published June 2020
- Kids due to start school
- Inspiring kids to be brave and courageous
- Encouraging children to be themselves
This book by Ashling Kwok is such a wonderful story to share with all children due to start school; as well as those children who might need an extra bit of gentle support and reassurance as they enter this new phase of life. Many kids will connect with main character Edward, whose armour although there to protect him, does get in the way at times! How does Edward’s first day at school go?
This book was selected by Sonia to include at her Talking Heads Speech Pathology clinics, especially for use within the clinic’s school readiness small group programs with pre-schoolers. It is shared interactively and facilitates a wonderful platform for discussion of feelings, which are often a mix of fear, excitement uncertainty and anticipation.
“Edward shows us how to be brave!” (Student)