School Readiness

Interesting article about school readiness ....
"Parents' smartphones harming children's ability to hold conversation, say teachers." (The Telegraph)

"Almost a third of children starting school are not ready for the classroom, with many lacking social skills, having speech problems or not toilet trained, the survey of senior primary school staff has found."
It is clear, then, that by introducing cursive writing to children in nursery and reception the government has got its priorities straight!