Do you have a child starting big school next year? or did they just start (for my northern hemisphere readers)?
"Follow the Line to School" by Laura Ljungkvist is a clever picture book for kids. It encourages your child to journey through the book by following the line (which can be traced with their finger). The line travels around letters and pictures on each page to lead you to different aspects of school life including the classroom, the library, the playground, etc.
Starting school can be daunting for kids. A new environment with new faces and new expectations. Reading books such as this one can help your child to prepare for school by becoming familiar with what they might see there.
Follow the Line to school is full of fantastic pictures and a few questions on each page to prompt discussion with your child about the school environment. Along the way, you may also identify colours and letters, count objects and of course follow the line. These are great "school readiness" skills to encourage.
This book also encourages a number of visual perceptual skills such as eye-hand coordination, visual scanning, figure ground and discrimination skills.
I would highly recommend this book and others in the "Follow the Line" series! They make a great gift too. "Follow the Line to school" is available from the Book Depository.
Is your child looking forward to starting big school?
I did not receive remuneration for this review. All opinions and comments made are my own.
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Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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