Is Your Child Ready to Start School? An Expert Checklist

你的孩子做好準備返學未?

Is Your Child Ready to Start School? An Expert Checklist

Yes, it’s time for that perennial question that many parents agonise over – but then again, who wouldn’t? This question addresses something that goes beyond age, as while your child may be ready to join school age-wise, you must wonder whether they are actually ready to embark on a 13-year journey of education.

是時候討論一下這個讓父母頭痛的問題了,不過誰又能不為此煩惱?你的孩子在上學適齡階段,你必須要認真考慮他們未來13年的教育歷程。

 

At this point, several questions must be running through your minds; will they struggle if I send them to school now? Is it too early? Are they emotionally mature enough? Are they academically ready?

此時你肯定有許多問題想問,我送孩子們去學校,他們會抗拒嗎?在目前的年齡階段上學,是否為時尚早?孩子們的心智足夠成熟嗎?學業上的壓力他們又能否承受?

 

It is commonly believed among education consultants and early childhood experts that the best person to assess school readiness is your child’s preschool teacher. It is also important to consider that school readiness is not solely defined by your child’s ability to read, write, or count. In addition to these points, your child must be ready to thrive as an individual and accept challenges. Therefore, emotional and social maturity are key when it comes to school readiness.

幼教專家普遍認為,衡量一間學校最緊要的條件,就是學校的教師。同時,學校不只是教授孩子們如何閱讀,寫作及算數。你的孩子需要在接受教育的時候,做好自己努力的準備,隨時迎接挑戰。因此,情緒和社交兩個方面的成熟都關乎孩子們是否真的做好準備上學。

 

Here is a checklist put together by Kathy Walker (Melbourne education consultant and early childhood expert) for you to take into account when determining whether your child is ready for school or not!

下面列舉一些問題,是由墨爾本幼教專家Kathy Walker設置的,以此判定你的孩子是否適合現在就上學。

 

  • Can they make an independent decision and follow through on this?
  • 孩子是否可以獨立做出決定並執行?
  • Do they have ideas of their own?
  • 孩子對自己了解嗎?
  • Can they follow two or three instructions at the same time?
  • 孩子是否能同時聽從23個動作指令?
  • Can they move on to new activities easily?
  • 孩子是否可以輕鬆的參與到新的活動中?
  • Do they separate well from their carer?
  • 孩子是否可以離開家長?
  • Do they show interest in other kids?
  • 孩子是否對同伴有興趣?
  • Do they interact with other children?
  • 孩子是否與同伴溝通?
  • Can they recognise and express their feelings and needs?
  • 孩子是否可以認知並表達自己的感受和需求?
  • Can they concentrate on a task?
  • 孩子是否可以專心在一項事物上?
  • How do they deal with frustration?
  • 孩子在遭遇挫折時如何應對?

 

So, how can you as a parent help your child succeed with these areas of criteria?

做為家長,妳在這些方面幫助孩子嗎?

 

  • Reading with your child
  • 和孩子一起閱讀
  • Teaching them songs and nursery rhymes 
  • 教他們唱兒歌
  • Playing with letters and numbers
  • 玩字母和數字遊戲
  • Taking children on excursions
  • 帶孩子郊遊
  • Creating regular opportunities for them to play with their friends and other children
  • 為孩子創造機會與朋友玩

 

Hopefully this article has helped with your understanding of what it means to be ready for school. You as a parent can facilitate this adventure your child is about to undertake for at least the next 13 years of their life! Visit www.peterhouse-preschool.com for more information!

希望這篇文章可以幫助你理解,怎樣的標準意味著孩子準備好上學。做為父母的你,要在接下來13年的教育中,和他們不斷共同成長。更多資訊請瀏覽www.peterhouse-preschool.com!


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