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Readiness to learn means that you child has developed certain skills before they start to learn.  You can really make a huge difference to your child’s success in school by taking the time now to make  it easier for them to learn.

In this post I’ll be dealing with children who will be going to “big school” or entering primary school in a few weeks. My colleague Dr. Alweena Awan, who is also in the field of child development and focuses developing physical literacy suggests 3 questions to check if your child is ready for learning.

 

 

 

 

QUICK CHECK OF READINESS FOR SCHOOL

1, Are they able to Focus their attention on something, other than your phone, iPad or Tv?

2, Do they have a good Working Memory?

They need to be able to immediately follow a series of instructions!

3) Are they ready and willing to Switch from task to task with ease and without tantrums?

 

Child development expert Dr. Alweena Awan, has made some suggestions to help you prepare your child to attend school in September . You can make a big difference by preparing your child to learn!

Teachers get busy and teach,  but you can help your child to learn using 5 tips.

It’s never too late so start today to prepare your child to develop these skills!

 

Tip One. Practice the SIMPLE break out routine whenever you, or they are just at breaking point.

 

 

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Tip One. Practice the SIMPLE break out routine whenever you, or they are just at breaking point.

 

 

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Tip Two . Play matching pairs memory games on rainy days.

Why wait for a rainy day to help your child. take the opportunity to play Every day with cards ! Your child must be able to hold cards, paper, scissors and crayons so that they  can comfortably be part of the class.

 

 

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Tip Three.  Play Snap with cards!

If your child is sulking  or angry then you will need to help them to overcome this through repeating the game so often that they realise that sometimes they win but not always!

 

 

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Tip Four. Give 3 simple clear instructions to follow. For example, “Find the watering can, turn on the tap, fill the watering can.”

Don’t despair or get upset with them when they can’t remember what to do next. Instead encourage and praise them for the parts of the instructions that they get right .

Then as your child develops the skill to remember and follow instructions. add further instruction each week, for example! “Turn off the tap! Water the flowers,! Put it away! “

Feel free to add all sorts of household chores into this one. It’s  all in the name of child development!

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Get help with making your child ready to learn from Padraig King

Tip Five. Put out a cool toy and invite the neighbour’s kids around.

Now, ask your darling to wait their turn, to have a go, waiting for for 10 seconds, 20 seconds, building up as the summer goes by….great training for school readiness.

 

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Learn more about Dr. Alweena Awan on her website http://childcentremethod.com/