ECD materials should reflect the child’s everyday reality if possible.
For the little mites coming to school for the first time, these help to form their first ideas about school. Books
must be enticing. Remember your first day at school?
Familiar scenes, objects and people from the child’s own surroundings reassure the child. They need at least something they know among all the alien things they find in this new place. And every child relates to bright
colours and smiley faces.