Helping your child prepare for school

Life in school will be much easier for your child if he/she can master the following skills before school opens:

  1. Say own name clearly (first name and surname)

  2. Know home address

  3. Put on, take off and hang up coat

  4. Use toilet without help

  5. Put shoes on correct feet

  6. Open and close buttons, fasteners and belts

  7. Encourage your child to do lots of scribbling and colouring with crayons, using whichever hand is dominant.

  8. Understand and carry out simple requests and orders

  9. Understand that sharing is very important

  10. Handle books with care and listen to stories

  11. Know basic colours