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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020158
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Prepare Your Child for School

How to make sure your child gets off to a flying start

Quick, easy and commonsense advice on preparing your child for school

Starting school can be an anxious time for many children, but there are simple steps you can take to prepare yourself and your pre-school child.

Written by experienced child psychologists, Top Tips for Starting School will help you to:
- Encourage your child to develop good social skills and friendships
- Improve your child’s use of language
- Develop preparatory reading, number and writing skills
- Promote emotional well-being

And much more!

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020158
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Authors

Valerie Muter

Dr Valerie Muter is a clinical and research psychologist with a special interest in children's early cognitive development, particularly in relation to language and literacy. www.psykidz.co.uk

Dr Helen Likierman

Dr Helen Likierman is a school counsellor and a clinical psychologist in private practice. She is a parent of two teenage children and so has hands-on experience as a parent.

Praise for Prepare Your Child for School

“an easy read and practical guide”


“It's to do with sharing, listening, speaking, playing: just getting on with others. That's why the advice in this book is useful and necessary”

Times Educational supplement

“excellent advice for parents of first time pupils”

Woman's Own

“covers the full range of early skills that are necessary for a successful start to a child's school career”

The Times

“A calm and helpful book for parents keen to get their child ready to tackle the school experience”


“This is a book I wish all parents would read before their children start at our school! ...readable,sensible and realistic.It also accepts that no parent can be perfect yet we can all still give our child a sound and sensible start to school in the UK”

Gillian Smith, Headmistress Park Hill School Kingston

“offers helpful, practical advice ... a valuable resource for parents”

Educational Psychology in Practice

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