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Preparing Children For Starting Big School
Jo and Lisa, Early Years Professionals
Parents and carers can find the months before their child starts school daunting particularly if this is their first child.

They are overloaded with information and this can be compounded by their own anxieties about school.

They usually want the best for their child and will do their best to ensure their child is well prepared. Recently schools have recognised that by incorporating parent’s information evenings, taster sessions and home visits into their transition programmes they can aid the process.

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As Teachers we were asked every year about the best ways to prepare children for starting school and parents/carers were surprised to hear that our priority always focussed upon independence and social skills. These are the skills that enable children to cope with a busy classroom environment and develop confidence within that setting.

However, every child has different needs and develops at different rates so there really isn’t one approach that fits all. Some children will already have good independence and social skills in place so the focus for these children would be different to a child who is still working on these.

We have developed a FREE download detailing areas that parents could focus upon over the next few months to help parents with children starting school in September decide upon the priorities for their child.

This chart is not sequential and only you will know what your child can do already.

Also, it is not a tick list and there is no pressure for your child to be competent at all or any of these steps. It is a guide and should help you whatever age or stage your child is at.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE CHART HERE

HELP TO USE THE CHART IS HERE

Preparing Children For Starting Big School, 1st July 2018, 10:39 AM