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School readiness

The basic background and knowledge that children are usually expected to have upon entering pre-primary education. Some educators believe that school readiness skills should include: recognition of colours and basic shapes; gross motor coordination that enables children to catch a ball; fine motor coordination that enables them to hold a crayon or pencil; the ability to sort objects; knowing their first and last names and home address. In addition, school readiness is usually thought to include, for example, good nutrition, inoculations, and care, safety, and guidance.
(Adapted from: ASCD).

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