Do you know how important you are to young children? Children learn from watching and listening to you. They are learning from you all the time. When you talk, play and have fun together, you are helping children develop important skills. The Getting Ready for School programme is designed to help you help little children develop the skills needed to do well in school. This Getting Ready for School guide is full of fun learning ideas for young children. As you do them together, you will discover many interestingthings about how young children think and learn. You are very important in helping them to learn.