Mid-Mouse Transition Project

Mid Mouse

Mid mouse is an authority wide, community based transition project which will help to support your child as they move from their home & early learning & childcare setting into school. Each child will be gifted a mouse which can be used as an object to support and share their journey. Every school and early learning and childcare setting will also have a mouse, similar to your child’s. Mid mouse will be a part of this special time of change for your child and can be with them every step of the way.

6 story books will be used to explore different themes. These stories reflect the six principles of transition, as outlined in the Scottish Early Childhood, Children and Families Transitions Position Statement

  • Contribution
  • Expectations
  • Participation
  • Entitlements
  • Opportunities
  • Aspirations

Book List

Giraffes Can’t Dance
by Giles Andreae

Principle of Transition: CONTRIBUTION

Focus: Sense of belonging; favourite memories, stories and experiences; pride and feeling of competence

Click here to watch Giraffes Can’t Dance on YouTube


Elmer by David McKee

Principle of Transition: EXPECTATIONS

Focus: Families, communities, sense of belonging

Click here to watch Elmer on YouTube



We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Principle of Transition: PARTICIPATION

Focus: Families; trust; honesty; knowledgeable, curious and competent children

Click here to watch We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on YouTube


There’s a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins

Principle of Transition: ENTITLEMENTS

Focus: Children’s Rights, culture, identity

Click here to watch There’s a Bear on my Chair on YouTube



The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright

Principle of Transition: OPPORTUNITIES

Focus: Change and continuity, progression, fears and anxieties

Click hear to watch The Worrysaurus on YouTube



Bridging story – will be used in both ELC and Primary One

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright Bridging

Principle of Transition: ASPIRATIONS

Focus: Friendship, connections, companionship, respect

Click here to watch The Lion Inside on YouTube

Click here for the RAP version of the story!