How Should I Prepare For School?

With early reading initiatives pushing children at a younger age into academics without a strong foundation of motor, sensory-motor and language skills, it can be hard for some children to transition into schooling. Sometimes children experience minor difficulties in some areas and people often say they will ‘grow out of’ these difficulties. Often children can be experiencing difficulties that are so minor they manage to fly under the radar, but as the complexities and demands of schoolwork increase, these children fall further and further behind.

Sometimes parents know that their child is not ready for learning but cannot afford to keep their child in day-care so they send them to school in the hope that they will manage the transition. We are here to help. We understand child development and learning, and we understand the complexities of the difficulties that children face.

Call or email us today for more information on how we can help your child.

Help prepare your child by:

  • building confidence
  • strengthening their independence
  • having a daily routine
  • packing a healthy lunch
  • knowing your school
  • doing family activities at home.

Learning Can Be Fun

When a child learns by having fun, they’re often heavily involved in the activity. They might be completing activities with their hands or getting up and moving around. They might be looking, touching or discovering in another way that gets them involved. This involvement helps kids learn firsthand. In many cases, this firsthand involvement leads to lasting memories of the material being presented.

When learning is fun, the child learns to love learning. It’s very important that parents teach kids to love learning early by singing, dancing and playing educational games with them. Parents should encourage children to participate in groups that foster a love for learning in children. Learning is one of those activities that a person does throughout life, so it’s important to show, not teach, a child how much fun it is.

At Snugglepot Kindyland we encourage children to learn through play while having fun and to develop important life skills by working together with other children.

Learning through play

  • manipulative (e.g. doing puzzles, making necklaces or constructions)
  • games with rules (e.g. playing board games or outdoor games)
  • exploratory (e.g. using blocks to investigate weight, height, number, shape and balance)
  • fantasy (e.g. children dress ups)
  • physical (e.g. obstacle courses, climbing, running)

Learn From Your Little People

Babies are born ready to learn, and their brains develop through use. So your child needs a stimulating environment with lots of different ways to play and learn. They also need plenty of chances to practise what their learning.

Babies and young children learn best when they have warm, engaged and responsive relationships with their main carers. So we play a vital role in helping your child learn through these early years. You are your child’s first teacher, and your child will keep learning from you as they get older.

We celebrate the uniqueness, interests and developmental needs of each child by tailoring the curriculum to their interests, strengths and needs creating learning opportunities that will instil a life long love of learning for all children.

Call or email us today for more information on how we can help your child.

Engaging environments are

  • observing things, watching faces and responding to voices
  • listening to sounds, making sounds and singing
  • exploring
  • experimenting with textures, objects and materials like water, sand or dirt
  • doing things that stimulate all of their senses – touch, taste, smell, vision and hearing.

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