Jack's Big Day

This activity should take 5 mins

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This animated tale is all about starting school. If your child is preparing for their first day at school, reading this story together will help give your child’s confidence a boost at a time when they can often feel nervous or anxious. Reading this story with your child is also a great way of helping your child to develop their language and literacy skills as they listen to you read the text that appears on the screen.

How to extend the magic

Starting school is a big milestone in your child’s life. After you've read Jack's story together, why not make a little book to remember their first day? Click through to the Balamory web pages and select 'Make & Colour'. In that section you'll find a 'Starting School Book'. Just print it out and let your child colour it in and fill in the pages. A great memento of their big day!

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