This year my youngest child started prep (kindergarten/reception in some states and countries). She started the first year of formal full time schooling. BIG school. 2018 holds great significance for me as it marks 13 years of school aged children attending school. My oldest child is completing her final year of school this year too,…
ED’s Handy Tips for Home The Ready 4 School program is an opportunity to spend special ‘quality’ time with your child. Too often, parents tell us they do not know what they should be doing with their children at home to enhance their learning. The Ready 4 School program offers a great opportunity to be…
The EDSpecially4U School Readiness program provides: Cognitive Readiness for School The ED Specially 4U school readiness program exposes students to the pre-academic skills which will assist your child to have a confident HEAD START to school. Confidence is developed by way of an introduction to the sounds/letters and numbers concepts which will be taught at school. Our program engages the…
ED Specially 4U aims to inspire young children to have a passion to learn from the early years EDSpecially4u enjoys introducing students to a FUN learning environment using motivating programs and hands-on learning resources which encourage passion for learning and success in learning At EDSpecially4U we believe that all students can learn. We enjoy and are proud to present learning programs…
We are often asked ‘What can we do at home to develop our child’s School Readiness Skills?’
Home preparation in School Readiness is different to how we teach School Readiness in our classes.
This difference is important.
Children in the preschool age range need to be developing their social and emotional skills at home and preschool settings. They need to learn through play and exploration.
The academic skills we encourage during school readiness classes are provided in enough detail during the class. EDSpecially4U classes offer structured learning activities as an introduction to school, but they are not how your child should spend the majority of their week.
There are some nice ways that you can reinforce the learning from our classes through play and exploration.
ED Specially 4U recommends these activities
Welcome to Term 4!
This is always our busiest term with many new students joining our classes in preparation for classes or starting school next year.
It is such an exciting term, and the lead up to Christmas is so busy that this term always rushes by too quickly.
Our School Readiness program gives our students exposure to the academic skills they will further develop at BIG school. As always we recommend that you spend some time reinforcing the skills that we have taught each week. Please refer to any of our hand outs and information
on the blog,
– ED Specially 4U sites
Don’t forget to discuss any other academic ideas with your teacher or refer to our website www.edspecially4u.com.au to see other games and resources to reinforce your child’s academic learning.
For our students who are heading to BIG school next year, I have compiled a list of other suggestions to develop your child’s social and emotional skills in preparation for the exciting times ahead.
If your house is like mine at the moment, you may have a little person who LOVES the rain!! We are fairly unfamiliar with such bouts of rainy weather in Australia. As soon as the rain starts we are running for the umbrella, gumboots and raincoats – jumping in puddles is FUN!! This is a…
As both a teacher and a parent, I am regularly asked my feelings on the use of technology by children. Should my children have ipads/learning tablets, access computer games, download apps to play with? My answer is always that I LOVE technology for children BUT it must be aggressively monitored and controlled by parents …
‘Does my child need the EDSpecially4U School Readiness Program?’ Of course I fully believe that our School Readiness program is an essential start to school, and yes I am biased but let me tell you why. Why does my child need the EDSpecially4U School Readiness Program? Watching my children complete preschool and head to ‘BIG’ school was…
My child does not like to sit and listen, will that affect their performance at school? How can I get my child to concentrate and focus on an activity for longer? I am regularly asked these questions by parents. Concentration skills are important to learn and achieve. Concentration develops as your child matures, however there…
Assisting our students to love learning is an absolute privilege
EDSpecially4U have been School Readiness and Literacy Tutoring Specialists based in Sydney, Australia for the past 10 years.
Now we are offering our innovative learning programs on a worldwide scale
What we offer:
Since 2007 ED Specially 4U has been delivering fantastic learning programs. We are very proud of the variety of programs we offer.
Our ongoing programs are designed to assist your child as they grow and progress
Is your child Ready 4 School? Prepare your child for BIG school. Classes for 3-6 year olds. 45 mins – 1 hour per week. Children enjoy ‘Learning with Confidence’
Help your child prepare for school with the ‘Ready 4 School’ program COMING SOON 3 Steps to Success EDSpecially4U offers a simple 3 step model to success. Subscribe and download the ‘Ready 4 School’ online school readiness program- it will be available on our online shop Download the FREE purpose designed products and resources to support the learning program…