Parent top tips for surviving the first year of school

What do you wish you’d known before you sent your child off to school? We asked our readers for their top tips on preparing their children for school and surviving the school run. Here’s what they said: Packed lunches “Have a dedicated box for drinks and snacks so you easily pull things out, and the … Read more

Top 10 books for starting school

Recommended by Emily Guille-Marrett, an early reading specialist, publisher and founder of Reading Fairy. Starting school is a big milestone in a child’s life – not to mention a parent/carer’s too! And sharing engaging stories and picture books about starting school is a great way to gently prepare your child for their first day. My … Read more