- Parent Handbook
- Extra Curricular Clubs
- Home Contact Book
- Playtime Snacks
- School Meals and Free School Meals
- The School Day
- Transfer to Secondary School
- Forestdale Team
- School Houses
- Robins Nurture Group
- Learning Visits
- Home Learning
- Helping in School
- Starting At Forestdale Primary School
- Getting Ready to Start School
- A Typical Day at Forestdale
- What does my child need?
- School Readiness - through the eyes of a child
- Parents: the teachers before and during school
- Key Dates for September 2017
- Special Educational Needs and Disability School Information Report 2016/17
- Term Dates
- Parent Workshops
- Breakfast and After School Club
Parent: the teachers before and during school
Setting and enforcing rules and boundaries consistently is important and is a gift you give to your child. This lets children know what to expect, which makes them feel safe, secure and in control—key ingredients for social and emotional well-being. Setting limits also helps toddlers learn to manage disappointment—an essential life skill—since for better or worse, life is full of little and sometimes big frustrations.
Encourage your children in their self-help skills: washing their hands, cleaning their teeth, brushing their hair, dressing themselves, this makes them feel confident and proud of themselves – children becoming independent is a pleasure to watch.
Early language and literacy skills are learned best through everyday moments with your child—reading books, talking, laughing and playing together. Children learn language when you talk to them and they communicate back to you, and by hearing stories read and songs sung aloud. Children develop early literacy skills when you give them the chance to play with and explore books and other written materials like magazines, newspapers, take-out menus, markers, and crayons.