School Readiness

School Readiness

If a child can hold a pencil, write their own name, count to 100, recognize all colors and shapes but, doesn't know how to manage their emotions, make friends, resolve conflicts, be independent and have self-help skills, then none of the other things matter.

To put it simply, when a child shows up for school and is not physically and mentally ready to learn, he or she never catches up. School readiness refers to whether a child is ready to make an easy and successful transition into school. The development of school readiness skills allows school teachers to expand and further develop a child’s skills in the specific areas of social interaction, play, language, emotional development, physical skills, literacy and fine motor skills. When a child enters school without these basic skills, he/she might very soon be found lagging behind at school in comparison to their classmates.

In addition to academic basics, our school readiness programme also focuses on 1. SELF CARE- eating, opening/ closing boxes and bottles, using a spoon/ eating with hands, washing hands, wiping their nose, asking for help when sick, dressing/ buttoning/ unbuttoning, open/close zip.

  • INDEPENDENCE- being away from parents, clean up after play, routines, using the toilet, washing/ drying their hand, sharing and turn taking.
  • Speaking and literacy, listening and understanding, writing skills and much more.

The aim of our school readiness programme at HAPPY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTRE is to teach and improve these foundation skills in children who are about to start school.