Prep Readiness

Readiness for the Prep Year

School readiness falls into a range of areas all of which are important in ensuring that your child has a positive start to their schooling.

Physical development

The physical skills that children need include:

  • those that foster independence and self-reliance such as, eating, toileting and dressing
  • those that enable them to join in learning at school such as, hand/eye coordination and scissors skills

Social development

The social skills that children need include:prep-archie-ff-oliver-fd-ben-fa-2

  • sharing
  • waiting for their turn
  • being patient
  • cooperating with a range of people
  • helping others

Emotional development

The emotional skills that children need include:

  • being able to separate easily from their parent
  • maintaining self-control
  • taking responsibility for their actions and their belongings
  • being able to show resilience when things do not go the way they would like

Literacy development

The literacy skills that can be beneficial are being able to:

  • discuss a story that has been read to them
  • communicate their ideas and their needs so they can be easily understood
  • use their auditory memory to listen to and then follow an instruction
  • use the correct pencil grip in preparation for writing

Numeracy development

The numeracy skills that can be beneficial are being able to:

  • complete jigsaw puzzles as these are great for spatial awareness
  • use measurement language such as, ‘that Lego tower is taller than that one’
  • sing counting rhymes such as, ‘Fish Alive’ in preparation for counting