Parenting Seminar: School Preparation and Transition
Is your child ready for big school?
Starting school is a big step for young children, so it’s important to get it right. You might have heard about ‘school readiness’ – but what does it mean?
Melinda Vander Reest from Early Life Foundations returns to Manningham to discuss when is the best time to send your child to school. The session considers the importance of sending your child to school when they have the maturity to make the most of their learning and to enjoy their 13 years of formal schooling rather than just ‘cope’ or play catch up for many years.
This session will discuss how to prepare your child to transition into formal schooling. This includes social, language and cognitive skills, emotional maturity, physical health and coordination and independence.