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Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos to Make More Time for Parenting by Nicole Avery

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Chapter 6: Preparation for preschoolers

The terms ‘preschool’ and ‘kindergarten’ have different meanings depending on which state you live in. In Victoria, children can do two years of preschool education before they enter school. These years are generally referred to as three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten. This chapter is about this lovely stage in a child’s life, where they’ve turned three or four but are yet to start primary school.

Preparing for the kinder years

As I’ve had several children and have seen the speed with which they head off to school, I’ve learned to cherish the remaining years before they venture into formal education. So, when I start preparing them for preschool, I don’t drill them with flash cards or teach ...

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