School-readiness for unready kids

With less than a year to go before school, I’m realising that Mr Meat & Potatoes is nowhere near as ready (or keen) for the schoolyard as his big sister was at the same stage. She could write her name, knew the alphabet and count to 40. He can barely distinguish between a square and a rectangle. She participated in the daycare school readiness program as a fun activity to keep her busy, he will actually need it to avoid being totally overwhelmed next year.

Without seeming too neurotic, I’ve done up some quick worksheets for him to play with at home too, starting with some really basic and fun visual discrimination exercises. He can try to pick out the differences and then colour in the monsters. Nothing too hard, but all helpful.

Is your little monster ready for school? Click for fun early education pages

Here’s a 4 page PDF so that your kids can get ready for school too.

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    i still remember i used to make every excuse not to go to the new school . But once after you make friends and like the enviornment it is really easy . parents should teach childrens that school is a place for fun not a prision.

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