Preparing your toddler for school

As well as helping with words and numbers, there's a lot you can do to get your child ready for school. Play offers children a range of skills they will need when they start school so that they can understand their needs and other people's needs. 

Creative and physical play can give them all sorts of useful life skills, so they'll be ready for sharing, asking for help and making new friends when it's time to send them off into the big wide world. Watch our video to find our more. 

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