It’s halfway through January already and I need to pinch myself that we are in the ‘back to school’ mode already! The school months are the busiest times for most families with the constant flow of early mornings, juggling work, washing and ironing school uniforms, school lunches, homework, school projects, learning and extra curricular activities during the week and on weekends, you name it, it never stops during the school months! Are you prepared for the year ahead, but most importantly, are your kids?
Getting back into the swing of things can be overwhelming for families but particularly for the little preppies who are just starting out with new people, environments, learning styles and routines to become familiar with. I am a mother of a three year old daughter and as much as I want my girl to indulge in the magic of her childhood years for as long as possible, and not feel the pressure of learning before her school years, we do live in a day and age where the standard of education is high, even from a young age. Therefore, I personally want to prepare my daughter physically, spiritually and mentally as best I can for for the day she starts school.
I do this by taking her to activities like Gymbaroo, sending her to daycare a couple days a week and also doing learning activities at with her at home like the ‘Prep Steady School Ready’ learning packs. These fun, and personalised, literacy and numeracy packs are designed to help equip our little ones with essential skills for a great first year of school in a fun, effective and yet affordable way!
I personally love these learning packs for three main reasons. Firstly, they are created by a mum and primary primary school teacher and I’m a proud supporter of women in business. Secondly, they are aligned with the National Curriculum. And finally, they are a colourful and engaging way for our pre-prep sweeties to get a head start on the basic skills they will need to learn in their first year, like writing their name, and identifying letters and numbers. It’s a great way to get them familiar with the learning content at school and give them a little more confidence when they approach these tasks.
The learning packs are aimed at children aged 3-5 years old however in saying that, it really depends on your child’s development. Sydnee is only three years old but has been very interested in letters and how to spell her name for some time now. So what’s inside the packs?
Sydnee’s literacy pack includes:
Alphabet Tracing Book
Alphabet Flash Cards
Beginning Sound Worksheets
7 Personalised Name Cards with her name
Peg Name Match Activity
Paddle Popstick Name Game
Numeracy packs are also available. The flash cards are our personal fave and we have been doing them with our book reading most nights! I am sharing these products with you because it is something I have personally witnessed my own daughter Sydnee love, and have a lot of fun with, and I think your children would love them too.