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  • Published: 15 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780091906771
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $32.99

Prepare Your Child for School

How to make sure your child gets off to a flying start

This unique guide will help parents give their pre-school children a head start in core areas such as reading, writing, social skills and concentration.

PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL answers the questions every parent asks when their child is about to leave their exclusive care and go out into the world of school:
* Is my child ready for this challenge?
* Will the teacher bring out the best in my child?
* What can I do to help my child cope with the stresses, demands and expectations of school life?
* Will other children play with my child?
* Does my child know enough?
* Can my child communicate well?
* Is my child ready to learn to read and write?
Aimed both at parents of pre-school children (3 to 6 years old) and at teachers and carers, this practical book, including numerous charts, checklists, questionnaires and structured activities for developing children's skills as well as promoting their emotional well-being, will act as a blueprint for action.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780091906771
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Authors

Valerie Muter

Dr Valerie Muter is a clinical and research psychologist with a special interest in children's early cognitive development, particularly in relation to language and literacy. www.psykidz.co.uk

Dr Helen Likierman

Dr Helen Likierman is a school counsellor and a clinical psychologist in private practice. She is a parent of two teenage children and so has hands-on experience as a parent.

Praise for Prepare Your Child for School

“It's to do with sharing, listening, speaking, playing: just getting on with others. That's why the advice in this book is useful and necessary”

Times Educational supplement

“excellent advice for parents of first time pupils”

Woman's Own

“covers the full range of early skills that are necessary for a successful start to a child's school career”

The Times

“A calm and helpful book for parents keen to get their child ready to tackle the school experience”


“This is a book I wish all parents would read before their children start at our school! ...readable,sensible and realistic.It also accepts that no parent can be perfect yet we can all still give our child a sound and sensible start to school in the UK”

Gillian Smith, Headmistress Park Hill School Kingston

“offers helpful, practical advice ... a valuable resource for parents”

Educational Psychology in Practice

“an easy read and practical guide”


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