A Big Day Out

All over the country nurseries, pre-schools and schools are arranging end of year school trips here are three books that can help prepare your child for these…

First of all Big Day Out – part of the First Time series with the companion Big Day Out signing cards aims to prepare children for a day out. The book has simple conversational text and lively multicultural illustrations and provides teh opportunity to look at a child’s first day out, to reassure the child and to discuss the experiences. The book covers questions including how long will it take? what will we do? what happens if I get lost? and reading Big Day Out with your child is the perfect opportunity to talk about these questions, and many more!

Sign About: Going OutThe Sign About: Going Out board book signing guide illustrated by Anthony Lewis features over thirty (Makaton compatible) signs taken from British Sign Language (BSL). Part of the ‘Sign About’ range of books to help children develop a basic sign vocabulary this book helps to teach the signs needed for going out – signs for the weather, signs for outdoor clothing and much more. Designed for parents and carers to share with babies, with it’s simple and clear instructions and endearing illustrations, this book is an ideal introduction to signing.

And are you off to the zoo?

If so this large My First Animal Signs is a must have for any signing child. A lovely board book signing guide illustrated again by Anthony Lewis containing forty-eight animal signs including a range of domestic, wild and exotic animals, as well as minibeasts and birds. How many can you spot on your day out?

I hope that you have some lovely trips… we’ll be sharing our days out and trips to museums over the coming weeks and months – maybe you would like to share your favourite places to go?

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