This special book helps to prepare children and parents/carers for school life, reassure them that everything will be okay and supports their emotional well-being because it takes away the fear of the unknown, which is linked to anxiety.
By giving this little book as a gift to new starters you encourage parental involvement and reading at home from day one (which contributes to how well children perform at school).
Many schools still give Home/School Agreements which are meant to set expectations and prepare families for school life. However, they are seen as ‘just another form to sign’ and are quite often put in a drawer without being properly read. By delivering the key messages of a Home/School Agreement in a story these messages are not only taken on board, but are also reinforced regularly through storytime.