Why diversity matters at Christmas 03/12/20
Let’s Go to Nursery!
Walker First Experiences
Publisher: Walker Books
Bee and Billy are going to nursery! After both mummies hug them goodbye, Bee runs off and starts playing, but Billy feels shy. Fortunately, Bee is playing postman and engages Billy in the game. Later, it’s Billy’s turn to help Bee out when she wants a toy that another little one is playing with. And when Billy spills his milk and gets upset, Bee offers to share hers. By the end of the day both Billy and Bee are yawny and sleepy – and they can’t wait to come back to nursery next time.
This sweet book about the potentially anxiety-making environment of nursery focuses the experience on the friendship between little ones that play there together. Both children help each other when conflict or accidents happen, making this a reassuring read, as well as one with a message about sharing and thoughtfulness.
The rhyming text is phrased with preschoolers in mind, full of playful wording that mimics a young but creative vocabulary – Billy is munchy-crumbly-crunchy rather than hungry, and Bee’s tower is wibbly-wobbly tall. A great book for sharing and understanding everyday experiences.