School readiness is about so much more than reading and writing. It really is about the whole child, and their ability to participate in the daily activities of school life.
In order to help children get ready for their new school life, we need to help them develop their social and emotional skills, physical skills, communication skills and problem solving skills. Our Intensive School Readiness group helped some 2019 school starters do just that.
Over the course of the week, children developed their skills in:
- Whole body listening
- Understanding emotions
- Calming and regulating
- Turn taking, sharing and negotiating
- Pre-literacy (including understanding letter sounds)
- Working independently and in groups
- Fine and gross motor skills
The children had so much fun playing games, making things such as play-doh, mystery boxes and stress balls, and watching videos that they had no idea just how hard they were working!
If you have concerns about your child’s readiness for school, 0ur Allied Health Team are available to support your family, call 8562 5164.