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Summary points from the article
We have many discussions and read advertising proclaiming a school readiness program. This can lead to us to become very confused and develop a desire for our child to have skills that we believe are a must for school. Early Childhood Australia has published a wonderful document highlighting the skills needed for the best school start.
Our Early childhood program at St Luke’s promote these skills and many more to ensure your child is receiving the best program for formal schooling;
- Social skills to support children to:
-Cognitive skills to support children to:
-Language skills to support children to:
-Independence and life skills to support children to:
-Physical skills to support children to:
You can help your child this term by helping them build independence and taking responsibility for their own belongings. If you aren't already doing it now is a great time to start encouraging your child to carry their own bag in and out of preschool. It’s also a great skill for them to be able to unpack their morning tea, lunch box, drink bottle and hat before placing their bag in their own locker. In the afternoon, encourage your child to pack up their belongings in their bag and carry it out. We know this can take longer, especially when you’re in a rush, but even small tasks such as these are helping them to develop life-long skills and are helping to better prepare them for the step into primary school.