School Readiness actually refers to a much broader range of skills. In addition to some academic basics, school readiness skills also include self care (independent toileting and opening lunch boxes), attention and concentration, physical skills (e.g – having the endurance to sit upright for an entire school day), emotional regulation, language skills, play and social skills.
You want your child to be ready to learn, thrive and accept challenges when they start school, rather than them ‘just coping’ with the whole experience.
We also run a School Readiness program for children attending school next year. We will be starting these in Safety Beach for Term 4.
Are you after more ideas and activities you can do with your little monkey to help prepare them for school, then be sure to check out our ‘Momentum Pack’.
Or our Get Prep Ready eBook which is loaded with ideas, activities and conversations you should be having with your child in the lead up to their ‘big day’.