School readiness is a term that refers to a child’s successful and easy transition into school. It is something that can be actively facilitated with forward planning and the help of educational resources. It’s important for early learners to regularly participate in activities that develop appropriate skills required for optimal learning, as this helps to ensure they’re school ready.
ORIGO Education is passionate about early learning. Over our 25 years of operation, ORIGO Education have developed many resources for early learners (children aged 3–5). ORIGO Education understand the importance of school readiness and the fact that it doesn’t just refer to a child knowing their colours or being able to count to ten. School readiness is a much more encompassing term that also considers that emotional readiness of a child, as well as their language, play, and social skills which is developed through positive everyday experiences.
These aspects have been taken into consideration by ORIGO Education and in response, the Early Years Learning Package was developed and launched. The Early Years Learning Package is a package of products that are student-centric, hands-on, mathematic and language focused, and strives to build skills conceptually and create strong foundations.
ORIGO Education’s approach to learning is committed to developing the six identified skills and behaviours that enable children to start their school life with confidence. These include:
- Social skills – Being able to get along.
- Cognitive skills – Basic number sense and thinking skills.
- Emotional maturity – Learning the rules of schools.
- Language skills – Developing mathematical vocabulary.
- Physical health and coordination – Developing fine and gross motor skills.
- Independence – Managing needs without adult support.
Without the skills that the Early Years Learning Package provides, children can very quickly find themselves needing to ‘catch up’. Children may also experience:
- Getting easily frustrated;
- Struggling to follow instructions in daily tasks;
- Struggling to express themselves;
- Failing to develop good receptive skills;
- Resisting the development of new skills, and more.
The unique blend of play-based and structured learning activities that ORIGO Education resources provide give children the opportunity to play in a natural environment while developing their mathematical concepts, skills, and language structures.
Resources within the Early Years Learning Package include:
- ORIGO Early Learning Big Book Full Set
ORIGO Big Books for Early Learning build on children’s natural love for learning and stories to introduce key mathematical concepts. These 12 large-format storybooks develop and reinforce mathematical language and understanding.
- ORIGO Big Poster Books
Encourage your little learners’ love of rhyme, rhythm and engaging stories with Big Books and Tunes for Early Learning. These 12 large-format storybooks use captivating language and pictures to introduce key maths language and ideas, while also encouraging participation through accompanying tunes and interactive online activities.
- Big Cube Cards and Card Sets
ORIGO Big Cubes and Big Cubes Cards are the perfect resource to help children generate random outcomes for mathematical discussions. As children engage with these large-format cubes, the cards inserted into the soft-pocket sides provide rich opportunities for mathematical language and child-centered discourse.
- Big Cubes x 2
With 39 sets of image-, number-, and language-based card sets, ORIGO Big Cubes and Cards can be scaled to different levels and early learning environments.
- ORIGO Big Book Tunes
If you have read the K–2 stories you can now use these engaging Big Book Tunes to really bring your mathematics classroom alive. There are 36 tracks — a song for every title in the ORIGO Big Books
- Poster Books Tools and Tunes
These 12 large-format storybooks encourage participation through accompanying tunes and interactive online activities.
All products can be purchased as stand-alone.
For more information on the ORIGO Education Early Year Learning Package CLICK HERE.