School’s Back

Oh yes school is back and parents everywhere are ready to tackle the new school year with increased excitement and anticipation. New kindergarten children are starting school and parent’s of these children have heard the phrase “school readiness” over and over.

So what is school readiness? The Australian Government on their website defines school readiness as a ‘measure of the knowledge,skills and behaviours that enable children to participate and succeed in school”

Is school readiness then just being able to read and do basic maths or as the site says” the development of the whole child-their social and emotional skills, physical skills,communication skills and cognitive skills”

Most importantly is that as a parent you never second guess yourself. You know your child better than anyone else.