100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: School Readiness 
Success at school depends on being ready for school. Perfect for all nursery and pre-school settings, this book is packed full of fun and educational play-based ideas to develop the basic skills that every child needs to prepare them for that next big step. For newly qualified and experienced practitioners alike, this book offers a huge range of activities, from laying the foundations for early reading and writing, to developing social skills and building up physical dexterity. Tips are provided for making the ideas relevant to every child, whatever their learning style or individual needs and additional ideas for involving parents are also included. With 20 years' experience of teaching in mainstream and special education settings, Clare Ford brings vast experience, innovative ideas and invaluable advice for all Early Years practitioners involved in making the transition to 'big school' as smooth as possible.