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  • Skills Building Programs To Help Your Preschooler Get Ready for Big School

    Is your preschooler transitioning to big school soon? It’s not too early to prepare him with the right skills needed for big school.
    by Rochelle Bonifacio-Prado .
  • girls playingYour child is in preschool learning his ABC's, 123's, interacting with other kids and tying his shoelaces by himself. In no time, he will be turning the milestone towards becoming the big kid who's ready for the big school, and you are probably more nervous than he is! If test taking, reading, conversing with adults, confidence and independence are some of your concerns about entering the big school, here are some supplementary programs (aside from his preschool classes) that may give your soon-to-be grade schooler a headstart:



    AHEAD Prep Test Entrance Review – Familiarizes your child with the guidelines and effective test-taking techniques for admission to the big school.


    Tel Nos. 920-0055; 0915-5362999; 8AM to 6PM Monday to Saturday


    Reading Readiness

    KUMON Reading – Program covers pre-reading skills, phonics, vocabulary building, grammar and punctuation and reading comprehension.




    Tel. no. 885-0226; 9AM to 5:30PM Monday to Friday


    Adarna Klasrum for Kids – A Book-Making Workshop during summer break teaches kids the process of making a book from creating their own story, forming narratives for each scene to illustrating the pages.

    Adarna Klasrum for Kids


    Tel no. 372-3548


    Conversation Skills

    AHEAD Conversation Skills – The program aims to give your child confidence and fluency in speaking.


    Tel No. 920-0055; 0915-5362999; 8AM to 6PM Monday to Saturday


    Confidence and Independence

    The Little Gym's Developmental Gymnastics Program – Helps children ages 6 months through 12 years build physical, mental, emotional and social skills.

    The Little Gym

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    Tel. Nos. 815-1735; 815-1779


    My Talent Summer Workshops – Courses for kids focus on areas such as music, theater, street dance, commercial/fashion modeling,  concert pop performance and voice lessons giving them an opportunity to discover their talents, develop their self-esteem and socialization skills.


    Tel. Nos. 359-0497; 384-5578


    Read more about preparing your preschooler for big school:

    Preparing for Preschool: School Readiness Skills

    Preschooler Milestones: Entering the “Big Kid” League

    Parent’s Guide to Big School Exam Schedules and Requirements Covering 20 Schools

    6 Tutorial Options for Preschoolers to Prepare Them for Big School and Big School Exams


    Photos: girls playing (by Jun Pinzon), Kumon, Adarna Klasrum for Kids, The Little Gym

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