Getting Ready for Primary 1

Entering Primary 1 is a very exciting time for a child and the parents but it is also a time of great adjustment and transition. Being well prepared and ready for school would make a great start to the exciting learning journey ahead.
How then can parents make sure their child is well-prepared and ready for learning at the next level?

Personally, having seen 3 cohorts (that makes about 600 + of them) of children transiting from Kindergarten to Primary and having the privilege to assess each of them on their readiness for school has given us one very important insight – that school readiness is more than and beyond just the academics.

We need to look at readiness in the following aspects:

(i)    Cognitive Readiness
Does the child have skills for learning, such as the ability to pay attention without being distracted or see details and note similarities and differences?

(ii)    Physical / Motor Readiness
Does the child have good control over his/her physical self in areas such as balance, coordination, directionality?

(iii)    Social Readiness
Does the child have the ability to handle social situations with skills such as taking turns, sharing teachers’ time, following instructions, making friends?

Beyond their ABCs and 123s, we have found that readiness in the above areas also play an important role in the transition to Primary 1.

 How READY is your child for Primary 1? FIND OUT through our Complimentary Readiness Test.

 

Article contributed by Thinkersbox

 

 

 

 

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