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Get ready for school with Get Set Five!

Get ready for school with Get Set Five!

May 24, 2021 • 7 min read

Do you have a preschooler? Would you like to help them develop some key skills before school starts in September? How wonderful to go in on that first day feeling like you belong.

I get emails from parents on this topic almost daily and I'm always happy to help, but I now feel I could better serve you by putting all the information in one place.

Next week, I'm launching a course, Get Set Five!

It's nothing to do with being ahead or behind. It's about getting the basics right, in a fun and pressure-free way. For example, how learning to draw a stick man will help your child to write her name or how pairing socks can encourage early maths.

I wrote those words early last year, just before COVID struck. Needless to say, life got in the way.

But I'm pleased to say that Get Set Five! is back.

As a busy parent, I suspect you're like me: you don't have the time to work through anything as formal as a full course. So Get Set Five! has been designed as a series of weekly emails. Each email will cover a different topic and the emphasis is on fun and learning through play. I want it to be something you look forward to and something you finish. My youngest is a preschooler so we'll be going through the course together.

Think of Get Set Five like a meal planner: one email a week with a recipe for you to try at home. It comes in manageable chunks, there are no resources to buy and no complicated set-ups. You already have everything you need at home. Just read the email and dive in.

The topics build upon each other and by the time your child starts school she will have all the skills she needs to make a happy start.

I believe in the power of habit. From my teaching days I know that little and often is the key to learning. Making time and space for regular practice is essential so Get Set Five will show you how to build it into your day - without it being a chore. The starting point for every activity is that your child should be able to complete it independently. Of course, that won't always be possible - sometimes you'll need to be involved. But I know you're busy and the most important thing is that the activities are completed.

Done is better than perfect because perfect is never done.

It's just £2/week and runs for a year. Or you can buy lifetime membership for £49, a saving of over 50%.

Get Set Five! comes with a full money-back guarantee. Email me anytime within the first 30 days for a full refund, no questions asked.

If you've got any feedback, please let me know. Good or bad, it's all welcome. I'm trying to make the course the best it can be.

Here it is. I hope you find it useful:

www.getsetfive.com

Alexis

I'm Alexis, father of four and founder of One Hundred Toys. I taught in London primary schools for thirteen years, specialising in the early years. Now I write about all things play here on the blog. Read more

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