Preparing your child for the start of primary school will help them feel more confident about the big changes that are about to happen and what to expect at their new school.
In preparation for this important chapter, you can help your child to develop a love for learning so the move is a happy and positive one.
From the year before until the day they start school, there are a range of ways you can prepare your child for their new environment.
In the year before your child starts primary school, you can begin to focus on different aspects of school life. Having discussions about school and encouraging your child to become more independent can help them better adjust to the new learning environment.
Things that you can do to help your child prepare include:
With school just around the corner, the summer holidays are a good time to reinforce what your child should expect on their first day at school.
Some things you can do for your child to help them prepare include: