School Readiness

School Readiness

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:26

School Readiness

Starting school can be a very exciting time but it can also be challenging for some children. Families can help to prepare their child for school.

What does being ready for school mean?

Ready children*

  • I am curious and want to play and learn
  • I feel good about myself and like it when you praise me
  • I am starting to know when I am happy, sad or cross
  • I can let you know what I need and tell you about what is important to me
  • I can settle when you leave me knowing you will be back soon
  • I can play with other children and I am learning to take turns
  • I can make simple choices
  • I am willing to have a go and keep on trying
  • I can use lots of different words about things that interest me and use them when I play
  • I can listen and take turns in conversation with grown-ups and children
  • I can follow simple instructions
  • I can join in with favourite songs, rhymes or stories
  • I can go to the toilet and dress myself most of the time
  • I am an active and confident mover both indoors and outdoors

*If a child is developing typically for their age.

The Leicestershire Children & Families Partnership have produced a useful leaflet for parents on being ready for school

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