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Book reading — Suzy Cato reads 'Ready for School'

Watch Suzy Cato read Ready for School on her show, Suzy's Book Corner.

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Book reading — Storytime with Fergie and Friends – Ready for School

Watch Fergie – Sarah, Duchess of York read Ready for School on her show, Storytime with Fergie and Friends.

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Online article — How to encourage confidence at school

Read '10 Tips for Handling School Drop-off Anxiety' by Hannah Davison in Tots to Teens magazine.

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Article — 10 Tips for handling school drop-off anxiety

Read '10 Tips for Handling School Drop-off Anxiety' by Hannah Davison in Tots to Teens magazine.

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Podcast — Getting ready for school with Hannah

Listen to author, Hannah Davison, on Radio New Zealand talking about getting ready for school with Kathryn Ryan.

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How to Start School with Confidence

At new entrant level, there’s no expectation of academic ability, but there are signs you can look for as an indication of your child's readiness to start school, as well as things you can do to help them prepare to become a confident schoolkid. Three experts give their practical tips.

 

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The Morning Scramble — 4 Tips to Calm the Chaos

It’s a total mystery for me how one morning I can run a tight ship and the next morning, it’s a pirate ship. The timings are the same, the conditions vary only a little ... why is it a total scramble one morning and not on others? 

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6 Tips for Going Back to School

It seems like there may never be a sense of ‘getting back to normal’, but there are things we can do to create a sense of predictability, consistency and continuity for our kids, even in an unpredictable world that seems to be changing all the time. 

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5 Questions to Ask Before Your Child Starts School

How do you know if your child is really ready to start school? Here are 5 questions you can think about to help figure out if your child can handle the practical and social demands of joining the school environment. 

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Separation Anxiety: Make Your Own 'Smile Stone'

If you're thinking about your child starting school, getting back to school after lockdown, moving schools, or just handling separation anxiety, making a 'Smile Stone' can be a helpful and easy thing you can do that empowers kids with a sense of control over the situation they’re in.

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When are Boys REALLY Ready to Start School?

When our little boys turn up in the world as a newborn, the neurological delay that took place during the first trimester as their gender developed, means their brain is slightly behind that of a newborn girl baby.

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