School Readiness describes the skills a child needs to start school well. You can help your child learn these skills through play and daily life.
Starting school is an exciting step in every child’s development. It can also be a big step in every parent’s development! Common questions parents have about their child’s school readiness might be…..
- How will they go making new friends?
- Are they emotionally ready for big playgrounds and lots of kids?
- Will they be able to follow a teacher’s instructions?
- My child still makes pronunciation mistakes, what happens if they can’t be understood?
- Are their language skills age-appropriate? Will they be able to ask the questions they need to?
- What are literacy skills should they have before they start?
- How young is too young?
School Readiness summaries these questions and concerns into four areas. Speech Development, Receptive Language, Expressive Language and Pre-literacy skills. As a parent or care giver, you can make a big impact in all of these areas in the way you play with your child and in your simple everyday interactions. Read on for more information on school readiness skills and tips for preparing your child during the year before Kindergarten.