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Saturday, 12 January 2019

Things To Do Before Your Child Starts School

Darcy starts school in September which I can hardly believe! I've recently been trying to think of ways in which I can make the most of our time together before she is away 5 days a week. She will be one of the youngest set of children in her year with her birthday being in June so I do worry whether she is ready for school or not but I am sure it is just a case of getting used to it.
So, like I was saying I really want to make the most of our time together and make sure we are getting out lots, not only do I want to be going on lots of days out I also want to find ways to be able to prepare her for the routine of school and practise the type of things she might be doing such as phonics and numbers.

I asked a few fellow bloggers what there ideas were on this and if they had any advice for me.

Make the most of the cheap weekday entries at the cinema and soft play! Enjoy the quiet times in the park before the hoards of children come after school. - Ayse
Really agree with this one, entry prices are so expensive plus you're paying more without guaranteeing you'll be able to see everything if it is so busy.

Spend lots of time having fun with your little one! It's a time you will never get back! We recently got an Early Years Fun box full of activities and it was great! - Star
Trying to make a consious effort to spend more time with Darcy playing with her toys with her, I've never been the best at 'playing' with her but I love doing craft activities and also baking.

Take them on the Forestry Commission woodland trails to find the Gruffalo - Sarah
I love going on walks, it's a great way to do a little bit of exercise but also run that energy out of little ones, however my daughter seems to have an endless amount of energy?! I've never been on a Gruffalo walk before, but sounds like something Darcy would enjoy so will definitely look into it.

Go on a mini break mon-fri during term time because once they are at school, everywhere will be expensive and busy! - Anna
Similar to the first point, we are hoping to have a holiday in June which would be something we wouldn't be able to do when she goes to school as it will be in term time when the prices are ALOT cheaper.

Try and get into a routine of getting dressed in the mornings when they either get up, or after breakfast. This can help massively to get them into the school morning routine - Beth
This is a really good one, also a point made that I need to get better at. We will definitely start doing this.


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