From next week, we will be introducing self-registration in the Cats preschool room at the nursery. There will be a basket with pebbles with the children’s names that the children have decorated themselves and, as they come in, they will be asked to find their pebble and move it from the “out” basket to the “in” basket.

Self-registration allows children in the early years to develop responsibility and independence. For children, their name is an important symbol of their identity. Self-registration helps children develop discrimination skills by looking at similarities and differences in the way the stones are decorated and in the written form of their name.

The baskets will be placed next to the fish tank and we would like to encourage parents to be involved in the process of helping the children find their names. a

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