4 ways to prepare your child for school
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Place a mirror on the floor and sit down on the floor facing the mirror. If your baby is under one, you can sit your child on your lap and do some actions with them by holding their hands when performing nursery rhymes! They will love to see themselves in the reflection, and it encourages concentration and focus as they pay attention to their (and your) changing facial expressions.
For children over one, you can sit them on the floor in front or beside you, making sure they can clearly see you what you’re doing.
Sing different nursery rhymes with actions such as:
Look at your child’s reflection while singing nursery rhymes with action and see if they will imitate you or dance along to the nursery rhymes! Have fun!
Older children may enjoy being filmed and performing their nursery rhymes and watching them back! This will also create a lovely video to be shared with extended family members, friends or their nursery teachers. You could even do a live show for family you’re not living with and perform via a video call!