Starting BIG school is one of the most memorable milestones that every child will experience. We all want it to be an easy process, one that our child will be excited about and look forward to. Supporting them with aspects of their learning can help to make the whole process a lot smoother and less daunting for everyone! (Both child and parent)
It’s not about being a pushy parent but rather and encouraging parent. One that helps their child to be better prepared for what will be learnt in the classroom, not just in reading and Maths, but socially and emotionally too.
Here in one compact toolkit are flashcards that cover a wide range of areas including: Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design. The idea is that you cuddle up on the sofa and spend a few minutes at a time chatting about a handful of the cards. This will help to spark conversations between you and your child, reinforce things they might know already and introduce them to new things they may not know already.
Many parents want to support their child but don’t know where to start, well here you go….
33 A6 laminated flashcards bound together
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills: Pre-writing skills; finger isolation; wrist extension; whole hand grasp; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; hand dominance; bilateral hand coordination; spatial relationships.
Visual perceptual skills: Visual tracking and scanning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration; visual spatial relations; visual closure; visual figure ground.
Cognitive skills: Concentration; problem solving; puzzle solving skills; language and vocabulary; sorting and organisation; counting; number recognition; letter recognition; colour recognition and matching; shape recognition; matching; copying; following patterns; foundational Maths skills; adding & subtracting numbers; number skills; identifying phonemes.
Life skills: Patience and perseverance; self-care; creativity and imagination; body scheme; early reading skills; early writing skills; working with numbers; awareness of one’s emotions.