At 5-6 years old, it's time to start preparing for school. We recommend a program to prepare children for school, which will help not only to successfully acquire all the necessary knowledge, but also to tune in to study.
Of course, the easiest way to pre-school prepare children for school is to send the child to kindergarten, as well as to preparatory courses. But all educators and teachers recommend supplementing school preparation for children of 6 years with additional classes at home. This is important for consolidating the material, as well as developing skills for independent work.
PREPARING CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL: WHAT A CHILD SHOULD KNOW AND BE ABLE TO KNOW
This pre-school program will help you test your little one and fill in any knowledge gaps. So, when applying to study, it is important to be able to:
- Say your full name, as well as the names of the next of kin.
- Read a few sentences by syllables.
- Name the seasons and months.
- Write a couple of phrases, for example, "Mom washed the frame."
- Count up to 20 and add prime numbers (for advanced kids).
- Exclude an extra item or find similar ones from a number of suggested pictures.
- Take attention tests.
- Make a short story based on the picture.
- Know simple geometric shapes and be able to draw them.
- Memorize numbers and pictures.
- Recite a short poem if asked.
- Know basic colors.
- Draw animal or human figures.
- Tie your shoelaces and get dressed (no one will check this, but it is important for preparing a child 5 years and older for school).
Preparing for school: activities
If your child can't do everything from the list above, don't despair. Start practicing with him, practicing doing what doesn't work. Remember that the preparation of the child's parents for school should be calm and regular. If you scream, he will become disgusted with any activities and will have to forget about successful studies in the future.
TASKS FOR ATTENTION
Have the children find 10 differences between the pictures - this can also be done on a tablet. Your favorite gadget will be an additional motivation to complete the task.
In addition to pictures, use text as well. For example, write "CAT - WHALE" and ask your child to tell you how these words differ.
PREPARING CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL - MEMORY TASKS
Play board games that train your memory. Firstly, "Memory" with cards will help you learn how to quickly memorize pictures. Secondly, such games will be a good activity for the whole family. Thirdly, your kid will learn to win and lose with dignity, which is also very important for preschool preparation of children for school, because in the future he will have many competitions with classmates.
DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE THINKING
Offer your child a series of pictures and ask them to write a story. Help, direct thoughts in the right direction. If it doesn’t work out at all, make up a story yourself and involve the child in a dialogue by asking leading questions, for example, “Where do you think they went?”, “What does the girl say to dad?” etc.
Another good preschool exercise for 6 year olds is explaining the meaning of words. During the game, ask your child to explain what a refrigerator, friendship, dacha, kindergarten, etc. are.
How are you getting your kids ready for school? Is everything working out the way you would like?