Getting ready to start school
Starting primary school can be daunting for you and your child, but it marks the start of an exciting new chapter. Before you know it, your child will be making friends, learning new skills, and becoming increasingly independent.
Here are our top five tips for school readiness:
The most useful thing you can do to get your child ready for school is to make sure they are comfortable doing simple tasks by themselves. This includes:
Learning in a classroom is a social activity. Children learn and develop by playing alongside their peers, and they will make better progress if they are happy mixing with other children and adults. You can encourage this by:
Your child is not expected to have amazing literacy or numeracy skills at this age. However, there are some ways you can get your child ready for learning:
Being able to concentrate in 10–15 minute bursts will be really useful at school. Here are some ways to practise:
Talking about the exciting things your child is going to do at school helps them get over any nerves. You could:
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