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Starting Primary School
IMBA has just completed an indepth guide to starting school, available to members in our member's section under Publications now. Here you will find information on when to send your multiples to school, choosing the same class or separate classes etc.. We would like to thank TAMBA for allowing us to use their information.
If your children have been attending playschool or Montessori they'll already have learned a lot of the social skills needed for starting school, and may even have grasped the concept of sitting still for quiet time! But starting 'big school' will be a big change, for them and for you. You can make the process easier by preparing them for it, particularly over the summer holidays before they start.
Some schools will operate a summer club of one kind or another, which will help the children familiarise themselves with the school building and environment. Others will have an open day earlier in the year which parents and children can attend.
If your children's school is in the same area as their playschool they may already know a lot of children who will be in their class. If not you could consider arranging play dates with other children - it may make their first day less scary if they know they will see familiar faces in the classroom. Try putting up a post on one of the parenting websites to see if you can meet someone else in the same position.
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