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One Hundred Toys 100 Toys Guide to Starting School Part 1


Is your child starting school soon?

Starting school is one of the biggest events in a young child’s life and it’s important to get it right. That doesn’t mean lots of handwriting practice and formal activities. In this guide we show you that all the skills needed to make a great start can be learnt through play. 

Over six chapters we cover the following:

  • Making a new-school scrapbook
  • Managing your expectations
  • Learning to read
  • Establishing great self care
  • Paying attention
  • Starting to write

It has been said many times that schools should be ready for the child and not the other way around. This is undoubtedly true. But, as parents, there are things we can do to make those first few days and weeks feel effortless for our children.

This is not about hot-housing. Just a collection of simple, fun and pressure-free activities. 

Starting school should be exciting. Let's make sure that it is.


About One Hundred Toys

100 Toys is a place where you can learn about your child's development, and discover toys and free activities to help them along. With years of teaching experience, and using a framework backed by science, our mission is to help you understand how your child grows, what they need at each step of the way, and how to gently steer their path to ensure they enjoy the journey.


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