Suffolk Libraries can help you get ready for school

July 5, 2024
July 4, 2024
James Powell
Illustration of a mother and child preparing for school

Suffolk Libraries is again offering Get Ready for School book bags for families with children who start school in September.

The bags contain handy information booklets that cover all the skills that children need to be ready to start school such as developing speech, using the toilet and wearing school uniform.

Get Ready for School bags also include three reassuring stories about starting school that children can read with their families. These titles are:

Anyone with a Suffolk Libraries card can borrow a Get Ready for School book bag for free from any library in Suffolk. You can order the packs via the Suffolk Libraries catalogue.

Suffolk Libraries also has many recommended reads for families with children about to start school.

Erin Hamilton, Suffolk Libraries Children's Librarian, said:

"Starting school for the first time is a huge step for a child. Our Get Ready for School bags feature picture books to help children learn about early years subjects in a fun way and these resources cover the kind of practical and social skills children will need at school such as getting dressed, sharing and having good table manners. September is a few months away but it’ll come round quickly so we’d encourage anyone with a child starting school this year to check out these resources as they can help make the transition as smooth as possible.”

The Suffolk Libraries website also has a page of parenting resources which includes advice on getting the best out of the library and recommended books covering a broad range of topics and challenges that come with raising a family.

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