Children who are able to listen actively, organise themselves and work or play independently are more likely to achieve their academic potential and access the richness of all aspects of school life.
Why is independence so important?
Through making mistakes, children learn that there are consequences accounted to every action.
It boosts self-esteem. Children feel self worth and pride whenever they accomplish things on their own. They become more confident in facing challenges, which is important in preparing them for real life trials and benefits their social development.
It gives them a voice. Children are given the chance to make choices to develop their emotional maturity, they have to learn how to decide on their own.
* Remember - learning is not a competition, children learn at different rates. Please come and speak to your child's class teacher or our SENDCO for more ideas to help prepare your child for school