This week we have spent about 2-3hrs on the letter A. He still doesnt get it. He will get it soon hopefully but for now i will keep trying with him and speak to his teacher about different ways to teach him the letters for recognition and sounds.
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26-04-2012 05:37 #21
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26-04-2012 06:04 #23
I couldn't help noticing you're in Brisbane... My DS goes to school next year also and he'll be one of the youngest kids there as he's a late June baby (his father won't agree to keeping him home an extra year).
Anyway... tied in with Brisbane (but they have them all over Australia) is the Mother Baby Hub at Strathpine and the Browns Plains Early Years Centre which are run by the Benevolent Society. If you possibly have the time they run this awesome playgroup called Shaping Brains- Foundations For Learning that are targeted for kids who are starting school the following year. Its run by an early childhood teacher and is funded by the Goldie Hawn Foundation so it doesn't cost anything to attend. If the location / time doesn't suit maybe they know of a similar program that is closer to you?
Some of the things my DS does in preprep this year include name recognition, writing skills (writing their own name ATM) taking care of their belongings (taking shoes off for outside play before lunch and putting them away in a pidgeon hole with their name on it then putting their own shoes & socks back on after rest time). One of his favourite activites is Listening Post which is a book that's recorded on CD- the teacher has 6 copies of the book & 6 sets of headphones- they put the headphones on and have to follow the story along in the book. Its probably an easy activity you could do at home? Helps with focus / concentration.
26-04-2012 06:27 #24
Thanks for the responses. I think DS should be ok - I just want to double/tripple check - he's my little baby and he'll be off to school We've already held him back a year due to his speech delay but he's come a long way in the last few months he may even get bored in Prep.
- write his first and last name
- recite the alphabet and recognise all letters (lower and upper case)
- recognise a few basic words
- dress himself
- follow multiple instructions
- get his lunch box out and put it away
- be responsible for his belongings (as much as a 4 year old is responsible)
- he can count to over 100 but he gets bored so I don't know how far he could actually count
He's also just started learning about the planets and solar system in Kindy. I don't think he's actually got a clue what it all means though.
He's been going to child care since he was a baby and the rooms have always provided learning opportunities each day for the kids.
Having said all that he still needs help wiping his bum but his arms are now long enough! So we're working on that. He always needs it done at the most inconvenient moment though.
26-04-2012 07:01 #25
he sounds more than ready for prep
26-04-2012 07:11 #26
In that case Bec, I wouldn't stress. Just work on the bum wiping thing. By law I can't help my preppies do that. As I have told a few parents, a skid mark every now and then may be expected.
In a disaster (poo explosion) situation we still need to call the parents and can't intervene but two integration aides have in the past in one situation where the parent couldn't get to school for over an hour. We weren't about to let the kid stay like that for that long, and we had parental consent.
26-04-2012 07:14 #27
I'm on my phone so I can't search for it, but look up the Early Years Framework for your state. They have a guide for what they want kids to know by the end of kindy, prep and 1/2. It is for kids aged 0 - 8.
26-04-2012 07:17 #28
26-04-2012 07:19 #29
He sounds heaps ready for prep. He will do well.
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