Understand your preschooler’s play
These are the years when our children go out into the world, to nursery and eventually to school. They want to do things themselves, from putting on shoes to writing their name.
Fine motor control
A baby opens and closes her hands, all fingers at once. Isolating each finger and moving it independentlly is hard – but essential – work. Writing, drawing, and playing an instrument: none of these are possible without fine motor control. Read more about you can use finger rhymes, threading and playdough to help your child build the strength and dexterity she needs.
Rehearse real-life situations from the safety of the doll’s house or the dressing-up box.
Through play children learn to make mental representations of the elements that make up letters. Early squiggles are refined. Line and shapes are formed.
Get Set Five
Do you have a preschooler?
Would you like them to develop some key skills before starting school?
How wonderful to go in on that first day feeling like you belong.
Get Set Five is a week-by-week plan to get your child ready for school.
The 100 Toys Method
Our introductory guide will help you declutter and get back to basics
Understand how children learn and the key changes they go through.
Introduce open-ended activities that encourage independent play.