4 ways to prepare your child for school
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Find a suitable place in the garden or even in the park (searching for 4 longish sticks and matching items could be part of the game)
Using the 4 sticks to create an evenly spaced frame with 9 squares (similarly to a noughts and crosses board).
Decide who is going to have which set of items and take turns to place the items in a chosen square. The first person to have three of their items in a row is the winner!
For older children, why not use number or word cards instead of the matching items – try to place the numbers in order or make silly phrases using three words, the silliest one is the winner.