Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:26
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?
- 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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