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.
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. 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. www.psykidz.co.uk.