Are your kids starting school this year?
our School Readiness poster includes some skills your child should have to achieve success in school and help them be ready learn. Of course every child is at a different level and has unique needs but experience in these skills are helpful to make school positive, joyful and a place for your children to grow, learn and thrive.
Our Tips for Starting School poster has some tips you can do at home to help prepare your child for school.
As teachers we are always surprised by students who come to school and can't recognise their belongings like a lunch box or even unzip their bags to get their belongings out. Of course this simply takes time and practice but as parents you can make it a more positive experience for them.
Make it easier for your child by practising at home and choosing school items they can use by themselves (think zips, buckles, shoes). Practice having their school lunch at home ensuring they can open lids, clasps and food packets you pack.
Have practice dressing yourself for school mornings without help (especially shoes).
Remember every child has different needs but you can always prepare your child the best your can for school transition.
Academics are less important preparation for school than these social, emotional and life skills.
Download and print these posters for display in your classroom or early childhood centre. For use by teachers and parents.