Is My Child Ready for School?

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As the year draws to an end, many parents are having to make decisions about whether their child is ready to commence school next year.

The following areas can be helpful in providing indicators about your child’s readiness to learn:

Self Regulation:

  • Attention- focus within a group activity or work independently for up to 25 minutes.
  • Behaviour- deal with conflict, resilience, confidence, persistence, problem solving.
  • Follow instructions and cope with transitions
  • Take turns and share equipment
  • Separate from parents

žSelf Care Skills:

  • Open lunch box and food packaging
  • Use drink bottle
  • Toilet independently
  • Dress independently including shoes and socks and fasteners
  • Unzip and manage school bag

žMotor Skills:

  • Pencil grip and control- tripod grasp, write name on the top of work sheets, detailed recognisable drawings
  • Scissor skills- cut accurately around straight sided and curved shapes
  • Gluing- stick in work sheets
  • Sit with legs crossed and upright posture for at least 15 minutes
  • Ball skills- clutch catch tennis ball, throw at a target
  • Balance– walk on a balance beam, walk heel to toe, balance on one leg for 10 seconds
  • Jump and hop 10 time consecutively

Contact us if you would like to make an appointment to further discuss if your child is ready for school.

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