Starting School

Starting School
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Starting School: Feeling good about primary school by 4 and 5 year old children in County Kilkenny

Starting School supports young children in the transition to primary school. An initiative by Kilkenny Ed­ucation Centre and Kilkenny County Childcare Committee, the book is the first of its kind in Ireland to share the stories of children as they settle into primary education.

The publication can be used by parents, pre-school practitioners and teachers with young children to open and support discussion about starting primary school. As the child’s voice is the central feature of the book, children will relate to the language and ideas and will have a better understanding of an area of transition that is common to all children.


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“How do we help our children process the emotional and intellectual challenges they will encounter through the first year of their primary-school life? Starting School: Feeling Good About Primary School, a new publication by Kids’ Own Publishing, was created with these challenges in mind.”

— Sara Keating, The Irish Times

Image from page 7 of Starting School
Image from page 25 of Starting School
Additional Info

Edited by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership
1st Edition (2015)

Paperback: 28 pages
Language: English

ISBN: 978-978-1-902432-95-3

‘Who better to offer advice on beginning primary school … than 4-and 5-year old children for whom it is a recent and very real experience! From children’s great sense of wonder and surprise (“my brain works well”) to the importance of relationships and a positive outlook (“I was scared of all the friends that I didn’t know”), the wisdom of children’s words remained with me long after I closed the book.’

– Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick, Deputy CEO, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

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