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    Quote Originally Posted by Miados2007 View Post
    The one thing I wasn't expecting is how tired they get. Dd was literally falling asleep st the dinner table in term one. But she soon got use to it.
    Naww poor little poppet. And my friends with school-aged children always say how short the school day is, but it probably seems like forever for little ones!

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    I agree with the pp - she definitely doesn't need to know how to read before she starts school.
    If there's a couple of things I can suggest, I would say practise cutting with scissors and gluing stuff in a scrapbook. So many kids struggle with this that it makes a teacher's job a heap easier if some kids can handle it by themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miados2007 View Post
    The one thing I wasn't expecting is how tired they get. Dd was literally falling asleep st the dinner table in term one. But she soon got use to it.

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    See I was told to expect this... yet im still fighting DS to get him to sleep at night despite he fact that he is up at 5am every single day!

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    Make sure she can open any food containers including packets that you pack for her.
    If you want to help develop fine motor skills have her thread beads. It helps with handwriting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleetwood View Post
    Wow really? That's interesting and I wonder why that is.
    As a teacher myself I believe it's because people use electronic babysitters (eg tv, iPad etc) and don't take the time to actually SPEAK to their children. I've seen children with terrible expressive language difficulties, mostly who have been parked in front of the tv for years. Awfully sad (

    As for the OP I second all the great ideas given and would add to make sure your DD knows to ask for help. If she has a problem or things aren't right , let her know it's ok to ask for help. So many little ones struggle with this.

    Good luck

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    Sounds like she's fine. My DS started prep this year so it's all still fresh for us.

    If they know their alphabet and the sounds the letters make, can write their name, ask for help when needed, toilet themselves, do laces if necessary (we buy velcro shoes), count etc then they will be fine. Prep seems to be a lot like kindy with a uniform.

    (I still put a spare uniform in DS's school bag in case he had a toilet accident but I think I'm the only Mum that does this.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    See I was told to expect this... yet im still fighting DS to get him to sleep at night despite he fact that he is up at 5am every single day!

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    Does he fight it cos hes overtired?

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    She cuts and glues at daycare and at home so should be fine, i will def tell her she needs to ask for help if she needs it and thanks for the tip re the spare knickers and clothes - im going to do that too just in case.

    Im reallly worried how she will go as poor love will need to go into after school care too - which means she wont get picked up till 5.30pm (3 x a week) - as i work part time. Im hoping as she has long day care days already she will be ok - but if she is exhausted and its all too much Im going to have to look at cutting my hours.

    Thanks again for all the awesome tips!

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    on the school holidays go and play at the school get her familiar with her surroundings.

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