Heads Up 23 September 2022


Starting Nursery and Reception: Wellbeing resources

Here are some more useful resources from National Trust that are designed to help children settle in to Nursery and the classroom  environment, and will allow them to develop their communication, language and literacy skills.

Books such as Ruby's Worry and Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival, published by Bloomsbury, can help children to recognise the  different emotions that they may be feeling and help them to articulate these emotions. The session plans linked to these stories, use the books to provide strategies for children to cope with the transition of starting school or nursery.

The main message of these sessions is that it is okay to feel uncertain, anxious or worried and that sharing these feelings and working things out together will help. Younger children will benefit from hearing these messages, even if they cannot articulate these emotions themselves.

Find the resources here. 


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