I’m Starting School

Soft Cover
How It Works
  • The story is written, just add personal details.
  • You have the option to add photos.
  • Order your book and get it in under a week.

Starting a new school year (or starting school for the very first time) can be an overwhelming experience for a child.  Help your child prepare for a new routine, new surroundings, and new people with this personalized book. 

Because Twigtale’s books are customized to your child with personal photos, the messages are much more effective.

Your child can experience many different feelings before the start of a new school year, particularly if at a new school, ranging from excitement and joy to anxiety and fear.  In addition to potential confusion regarding the yet unknown school, there may also be a sense of loss or sadness leaving a previous school (or separation if this is your child’s first school experience). Visualizing what your child can expect in the future can diminish some of the unexpectedness and unpredictability a new school can pose.  With the use of photographs focusing on the fun aspects of school, mixed with experiences and materials your child is already familiar with, this book helps make this significant transition more concrete, predictable, and reassuring . . . and hopefully fun!

“This book allows the child to make sense of a new, and often challenging transition. I made a similar book for my own son when he started preschool. Twigtale makes it easy for parents to narrate & personalize their children’s stories to aid in a smooth transition.” -Tina Payne Bryson, Ph D, author of award-winning The Whole-Brain Child. 

Schools, preschools, and kindergartens – the right book for you may be our Going to School book — click here.


Scripted by:

John Cornyn

Leader of Toddler program at Sunshine School in Brentwood