With September fast approaching, now is the ideal time to get organised for children going back to school. Whether your child is just about to start school, or will be moving up to the next year group, we have plenty of fun, educational books, toys and games that will help them feel confident and prepared whilst supporting their transition to the new school year.
Our environmentally friendly range of learning resources support children’s early years learning, having been specially designed including elements of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) statutory framework as set out by the UK government.
Books to Help Prepare Children for Starting School
Starting school is a big change in a child’s life, with many adjustments for both parents and child alike. Our board books help children develop key skills in communication, reading, writing, maths, and creativity, preparing them for their formal education throughout their lives.
With Green Bean’s Colours, children will learn to recognise different colours with the bold illustrations and engaging layout of the book. The book helps stimulate imagination and enables children to understand the world around them.
Green Bean’s Shapes gives early learners a great introduction to shapes, aiding spatial awareness, pattern recognition, communication and creative skills.
Support children’s mathematics skills with Green Bean’s Numbers, teaching number recognition through observational learning. Each number comes with isolated objects to help reinforce children’s learning and understanding.
Learning the alphabet is a fundamental part of developing children’s reading and writing abilities. With Green Bean’s Alphabet, your child will develop their communication and literacy skills, giving them a great foundation for their early education and the classroom environment.
Our books make a lovely gift for young children and can be purchased as a Board Books Gift Set – the perfect addition to a child’s book shelves.
To help children practise their reading and writing, and enjoy some creative time, download our fun activity sheets which feature the lovable characters from the Green Bean Collection. Choose from arts and crafts, colouring, and educational activities supporting KS1 and KS2 aged children: [link to download sheets]
Books for Primary School Children
Our range of early reader paperback books are wonderful for parents to read aloud for storytime, or for older children who are just learning to read independently. With exciting adventures around the fictional world of Adventure Dales, children will love exploring these books and developing their reading skills with our stories.
Green Bean at the Pool is an early reader book teaching children what happens at the swimming pool. The engaging story and illustrations help broaden children’s vocabulary and encourage them to read on their own.
Spark your child’s imagination and get them excited about reading with Green Bean at the Park. Green Bean and friends have a fun day out at the park – what adventures will they encounter along the way?
Reinforce a healthy and relaxing bedtime routine to help children get a good night’s sleep so they’re rested for school with Green Bean’s Bedtime. A lovely bedtime story for parents to share with children, or for children to read by themselves any time of the day!
Get the full set of three early reader paperback books to add to your child’s collection as they learn to read with our Paperbacks Gift Set.
Inspiring Creativity & Learning Through Play
The Green Bean Studios team is passionate about inspiring children’s imaginations, helping them to express themselves creatively and celebrate their individuality. Learning through play forms a crucial part of this and enables children to develop mentally, socially, emotionally and physically, giving them the best start in life and supporting their educational journey.
Our high quality range of ECO toys and games work alongside our books to encourage children to love being active and playing outdoors away from screens. Learning through play helps stimulate creativity whilst promoting positive mental and physical health that will enrich children’s lives.
Green Bean’s House is a great way for children to engage their imaginations and play made-up games. This ECO toy gives children a chance to role play and understand the world around them. When combined with our gorgeous soft toys, there are endless possibilities for imaginative play. The house doubles up as a handy storage container to tidy away books and toys after playtime.
Jigsaw Puzzles are perfect for developing skills in problem solving, spatial awareness, pattern recognition, observation, memory, colours, fine motor skills and cooperative playing. Our Summer Jigsaw Puzzle is a wonderful family activity to inspire, entertain and educate children.
Play and learn with our 7 in 1 Card Games – includes classic card games such as Snap, Memory, Flash Cards, and Pairs that children will love. The games are designed to support key areas of learning including literacy, numeracy, communication, spatial awareness, and social skills.
Our gorgeous Green Bean & Mr Bear Soft Toys enhance children’s experience of the stories from the Green Bean Collection by inspiring their creativity through the art of storytelling and role playing. These cute cuddlies make the perfect best friend for young children to support their emotional development and ease big life transitions such as starting school.
Adding to our ever-growing range of eco-toys, our brand new ECO Kite is a fantastic way to get children excited about playing outside and spend quality family time away from screens. This eco-friendly kite has struts made from bamboo and a biodegradable bag made from cornstarch. Fun for teaching children about weather and inspiring their imaginations.
More Ways to Learn & Play with Green Bean StudiosWe’re always working on new ways to bring fun, educational entertainment to children globally. For even more ways to support your child’s learning journey and prepare them for going back to school, be sure to check out our YouTube channel and social media pages for exciting updates about new music and entertainment productions, as well as new product releases and the latest news from the Green Bean Studios team.
Wishing all of your children a great start to the new school term!
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