Oh this is great to know. I have been trying to get DS ready this year for prep and it seems that we are on our way. Yay.
We have gotten quite a few books that have basic hand writing, numbers and shapes to copy.
I can tell you that out of your Basic list ToughLove that he won't be able to do a good number of those.
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25-04-2012 22:23 #11Junior Member
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25-04-2012 22:37 #13
One thing many preps have trouble with is understanding that if they were asked to get for example 5 marbles. They would go and count those 5 marbles, lay them out and count them again to confirm they have those 5. It doesnt click that they just counted 5 so they shouldnt have to recount them. Same if they had to add another 1 or 2 to the marble total, the recount that there is 6 or 7 marbles from the first one even though they originally know 5 was there if that makes sense.
That was an example that my sons prep teacher told me. She said 90% of the class currently dont understand but they should be able to grasp the concept by end of the year.
Send Empowering a PM. She read me the outline for prep with what they should know by end of the year.
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25-04-2012 22:39 #14
I think if they can recognise letters and numbers, can count to maybe 10 or 20 and if they can spell or recognise their own name, that's probably good too.
Being able to dress themselves is useful as well - for toileting purposes, of course.
DD knew a lot more than this though, and it meant she was pretty bored in Prep (not because I pressured her to learn... she just had an interest in it before she started school so learnt that way). I think you shouldn't teach too much unless they specifically want to.
25-04-2012 22:42 #15
We got a little showbag for DS at his orientation before he started prep... and it had some great things for him to work on over the holidays.
It had a little card in it that had a list of things to be able to do:
These are some of the things that will help me to get ready for PS:
I can read my name
I can write my name
I read at home
I play games at home
I can use scissors
I can use a glue stick
I can take turns
I can pack up when I am finished
I'm good at sharing
I can take off my jumper and put it on
I can take off my shoes and put them on (velcro is fine)
I can open and close my drink bottle
I can open and close my lunch box
I can open and close food packages, and containers
I can talk to my friends and teacher
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26-04-2012 00:52 #18
Start early, make education and learning fun, and any young kid can learn. Children born to multilingual families are often fluent in two or even three languages before they're six.
So it's not hard to imagine an ordinary child of five learning to write their name.
Switch off the ipad and open a book, never know what potential you'll bring to the surface.
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