How will I ensure my child is school ready?
After the birth of her son, this was the question that inspired Danielle, a primary school teacher, to bring Before Big School to life. Drawing on her experience and knowledge from the early childhood classroom a practical parent's guide to school readiness was created.
Before Big School explores the academic, emotional, and social aspects of school readiness and is filled with practical ideas and activities which can be embedded into your day. With a focus on incidental, meaningful and play-based learning experiences, Before Big School aims to assist parents in preparing their children for school without the use of structured learning- no flashcards or worksheets required.
Chapter 1- Early Literacy Skills
Chapter 2- Early Numeracy Skills
Chapter 3- Problem Solving Skills
Chapter 4- Nurturing Curiosity
Chapter 5- The Magic of Play
Chapter 6- Gross Motor Skills
Chapter 7- Catering to Different Learning Styles
Chapter 8- Managing Nerves
Chapter 9- Independence and Organisation Skills
Chapter 10- Social Skills and Friendships
Chapter 11- Resilience
Chapter 12- School Ready Checklist
Chapter 13- Beyond Week One
184 pages printed in full colour
Printed in Australia on premium paper