Skills Your Preschool Child Needs Before Entering Primary 1

Skills Your Preschool Child Needs Before Entering Primary 1

As parents, we all want the best for our children. When preparing them for the next educational milestone, Primary 1, it’s essential to focus on more than just academics. In fact, there are several crucial skills that preschool children should acquire before stepping into the world of formal education. These skills not only help them thrive in the classroom but also in life. 

In this article, we’ll explore some of these vital skills and discuss how Mulberry Learning’s curriculum, featuring the Habits of Mind, aligns perfectly with them.

Problem-Solving Abilities

Life is full of challenges, and problem-solving skills are invaluable. Preschool children should learn to approach problems creatively, critically, and resiliently. Mulberry Learning’s curriculum promotes critical thinking through activities that require students to analyze situations and develop solutions, aligning perfectly with this skill.

Communication Skills

Effective communication is key to success in school and beyond. Preschool children should develop their ability to express themselves, listen attentively, and understand the importance of clear communication. At Mulberry Learning, our Habits of Mind™ pedagogy fosters effective communication by empowering students to confidently express their thoughts, listen attentively, and engage in meaningful discussions. With these skills, children can be better equipped to navigate the world around them and succeed in their future endeavours.

Social and Emotional Intelligence

During preschool, children learn to navigate and manage their emotions, empathize with others, and develop social interaction skills. It is a crucial time, and that’s why Mulberry Learning’s curriculum is designed to emphasize social and emotional growth. Their unique approach helps students understand their feelings and be more mindful of others, which fosters a kinder, more empathetic community.

Critical Thinking

Developing critical thinking skills is vital for academic success. For preschoolers, it’s never too early to start building a foundation for analytical thinking, connecting ideas, and drawing informed conclusions. Mulberry Learning’s innovative curriculum approach places a strong emphasis on fostering critical thinking, encouraging students to explore complex concepts, ask insightful questions, and drive their learning journey. With Mulberry Learning, children will be well-equipped to gain the skills they need to succeed in school and life.

Independence and Responsibility

As children progress to Primary 1, they will take on more responsibilities and become more self-sufficient. At Mulberry Learning, we understand the significance of fostering a sense of responsibility among children. That’s why our curriculum includes activities encouraging children to take charge of their learning and actions, helping them develop the skills they need to become confident and independent learners.


Preparing your preschooler for Primary 1 is about more than just academic knowledge. It’s about equipping them with the skills they need to excel in all aspects of life. 

Mulberry Learning’s holistic curriculum integrates the best educational approaches from around the world. By drawing inspiration from renowned philosophies such as Habits of Mind, Reggio Emilia, and Multiple Intelligences, Mulberry Learning’s approach goes beyond traditional education. 

By fostering communication, problem-solving, social and emotional intelligence, independence, critical thinking, and creativity, Mulberry Learning empowers young learners to be active explorers, imaginative thinkers, and creative problem solvers. Give your child the gift of a well-rounded education with Mulberry Learning.

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