The following is a link to an article on the Quest Media website about a recent event that was held to help parents and carers help their child to be ready to start school. The event was run by the Tameside Early Help Team.
School readiness focuses on a child’s ability to enter their school life ready to learn and the team wants to encourage parents and children to work on the following areas:
- Self care – encourage your child to wash their hands and wipe their nose.
- Speaking and literacy – read stories with your child and look at picture books
- Listening and understanding – giving your child instructions to follow e.g. can you tidy up, pass me your bowl etc.
- Sharing and turn taking – encourage your child to share and take turns and interact with other children