Here are 8 tips for parents to help get your child ready for their first day at school

Here are 8 tips for parents to help get your child ready for their first day at school

Is your child ready for their first day at school in September?

If not, don't worry, Merle Davies, director of the Centre for Early Child Development in Blackpool, has put together this helpful list to help get both you and your child ready.

Its important that children learn to, and be confident enough, to ask for help.Try to encourage your child to have a go at things and tell them that its ok to ask for help.

5. Encourage your child to ask for help

Its important that children learn to, and be confident enough, to ask for help.Try to encourage your child to have a go at things and tell them that its ok to ask for help.
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School is a time where children will have to try different foods and tools. School dinners are often one of the things parents worry about most, and its a good time to introduce new foods in the run up to school.

6. Introduce new foods

School is a time where children will have to try different foods and tools. School dinners are often one of the things parents worry about most, and its a good time to introduce new foods in the run up to school.
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You can also show your child how to use a knife and fork and praise them for good table manners.

7. Teach them table manner

You can also show your child how to use a knife and fork and praise them for good table manners.
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School might be the first time that your child is expected to use the toilet on their own, so now is a great time to talk to them about this.Practise washing and drying hands, as well as wiping themselves.

8. Toilet training

School might be the first time that your child is expected to use the toilet on their own, so now is a great time to talk to them about this.Practise washing and drying hands, as well as wiping themselves.
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