Anxiety about starting school is common – among both children and parents. This can be for many reasons, but it's useful to keep in mind exposure to our fears helps reduce anxiety.
Students in Year 3 had slightly higher results in NAPLAN if they were held back. By Year 9 students who were held back did no better on NAPLAN tests than those sent when first eligible.
By year three, children identified as having difficulties when they start school, are around nine months behind their peers in learning.
The holidays will likely disrupt usual school sleep and wake times.
Many children will be anxious about going back to school. Some might be excited. Either way, there are some things you can do to help ease the transition.
Over the next few weeks, many preschoolers will meet their foundation teachers, spend some time in a classroom and hopefully make some new friends.
One-quarter of children who start school aren't developmentally ready. Play-based learning in the early years of school can help with the transition, as well as providing a host of other benefits.
The right age for your child to start school will vary, depending on their readiness, your family situation and the readiness of the school for the child.
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There are a number of questions parents should be asking to determine what age is best to send their child to school.
Transition to school is a difficult time for children.
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At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.
The teacher’s task is to help your child be motivated.
There are lots of ways teachers greatly influence children’s outcomes, including improving motivation and resilience.
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And many of them are not getting the help they need.
Boys are more likely to start school later.
With more parents opting for their child to start school later, it is now possible to have four and a half year olds learning alongside six year olds.
The beginning of any child’s school career can be a scary time. But parents and teachers can make it easier.
It takes a combination of people, places and activities to make school a happy environment for kids. Here's how teachers and parents can get involved.
Processing children into units of human capital as quickly as possible risks the production of ‘damaged goods’.
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In order to make young children “school ready”, the English government is now encouraging parents to place their children in school nurseries shortly after their second birthday. But there is evidence…