School readiness

 

Development & Behaviour

How do I know when my child is ready?

What to consider before starting your child’s schooling early.

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Part 1 - School readiness: Pencil grip

Educational psychologist from Mysmartkid.com chats about the 6 school readiness milestones

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Part 2 - School readiness: Shape recognition

An educational psychologist from Mysmartkid.com chats about the 6 school readiness milestones.

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Part 3 - School readiness: Auditory analysis and synthesis

An educational psychologist from Mysmartkid.com chats about the 6 school readiness milestones.

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Part 4 - School readiness: Emotional readiness

An educational psychologist from Mysmartkid.com chats about the 6 school readiness milestones.

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Part 5 - School readiness: Classification

An educational psychologist from Mysmartkid.com chats about the 6 school readiness milestones.

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Part 6 - School readiness: Bilateral integration

An educational psychologist from Mysmartkid.com chats about the 6 school readiness milestones.

Development & Behaviour

What is a 'pencil grip'?

"My child’s teachers often mentions pencil grip in the school report, how important is it?"

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Is your child ready to read?

Should your child be able to read before going to school? Michelle Shaw investigates the importance of pre-reading skills

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Right, left or mixed-handed?

How children's brains develop to make them right or left handed (and why being left handed is fine).

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What’s the point of Grade R?

Do parents have to choose between structure and playtime for 5-year-olds?

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4 tips for Grade R preparation

Here are some ideas for making your child's transition to Grade R easier.

Development & Behaviour

Grade 1 beckons

Cath Jenkin reflects on the next Big Step in her daughter's life

Development & Behaviour

How to pick a preschool

Have you made the right choice? Does early childhood education really make such a big difference?

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Weighing up the options of homeschooling

We look at some of the pros and cons of homeschooling. 

Development & Behaviour

When should I register my child for school?

If your child turns 6 this year, start planning for big school now.

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Time to start school

Starting school is a big step for children, so prepare them for what lies ahead with these helpful tips.

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Choosing schools: Waldorf

Are you considering sending your children to a Waldorf school? Find out more here.

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Choosing schools: Montessori

These days many parents are choosing less traditional forms of education such as Montessori schooling.
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