New Yarra Libraries Podcast

Tuesday 29 January 2019

It’s that time of year again! Parents and guardians are cheering, teachers are lesson planning and kids around Australia are heading back to school – or starting it for the first time. For any child, or adult, who’s finding the whole process a little bit daunting, now’s a great time to use a picture book to start talking about what to expect on day one – and every day that comes after it.

In our new podcast, Children’s Librarian Bridget recommends her top five back-to-school reads, and explains how picture books can help you approach subjects your child might find difficult in daily life.

Picture books are a fantastic medium to discuss hard topics with your kids. When you’re reading a picture book to a child they feel safe, and they feel loved, so that’s a great time in which to bring up some things that might be a bit tricky to talk about.

Bridget's Top 5 Back-to-School books:


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