Whether you are a parent or not, imagine how you would prepare your own child for school. When would you start this process? What things would you do for them yourself and what things would you want their preschool to do for them?
This activity is an opportunity to consider what parents might want for their children. It is also a chance to compare your perspectives to other people taking the unit and consider how priorities are similar and different.
Apply Your Thinking:
What is play? Does play get in the way of preparing children for school, or is it essential for children to experience in order to be ready for school?
Using this Padlet link, prepare responses to the provocations below then post these on to the Padlet.
Who are you? Write three to five sentences that give an idea of who you are and what is important to without using your name.
As a parent How would you prepare your child for school? Give 10 bullet points identifying the things you might wish to do to help a child of yours to prepare for school. This could be developing skills or providing experiences or nurturing them in some way?
What things would you want your child’s preschool to offer to help them be ready for school? Give 10 bullet points identifying the things you might wish your child’s preschool to do to help them to prepare for school. This could be developing skills or providing experiences or nurturing them in some way?
This is an anonymous forum so while you will be able to see what each other posts here you will not know who has posted so please don’t use your name.
Stop and Reflect:
Using your portfolio, make a note of your answers above included so you can keep a record of this for your own reference.