School Ahoy!


How Ready is ‘School Ready‘?

Parents want their child’s first day of school to go well, but did you know that teaching your child the alphabet before teaching them the individual sounds of English, may set them up for difficulty with reading, writing and spelling? 

At Code Word Brain, I’ll help take the guesswork out of preparing your child’s mind for school with neatly scaffolded, straightforward learning approaches — covering foundational basics and more. Help them amaze you from day one!

The Parent / Teacher Relationship

You are the most important teacher your child will ever have. You are their first teacher and their lifelong teacher. You.

The work that I do,
the work that any classroom teacher does, is secondary to the teaching that you do every single day of your child’s life.” 

Stroud, Gabbie. Dear Parents: Letters from the Teacher—your children, their education, and how you can help. Allen & Unwin

The quote above and pointers below from Love and Logic Institute, guide my approach to teaching young children.
Do they also resonate with you?

  • Help kids feel good about themselves.
  • Help them learn to solve problems and think for themselves.
  • Leave them with a healthy sense of self-control.
  • Teach them to be responsible for the consequences of their actions.

Your Child's First Day of School

On the first day of school, your child may be asked to name letters/sounds, write their own name, count, group objects by number, shape, size & colour, make patterns, follow directions, hold conversation, tell a story, draw pictures, and answer comprehension questions.

Students lacking the school readiness skills to perform these early tasks, can fall behind the class quickly and the challenge of ‘catching up’ can lead to a dislike of school & even social isolation.

In contrast, when students begin school with foundational skills in place, teachers can more readily expand & develop their skills in literacy, language, fine motor control, social interaction, play & emotional intelligence.

Helping Your Child - Things to Consider

Particularly for spelling, reading and writing, what you teach your child & how you teach it can have dramatic effects upon school success.

Many parents are unaware of the correct pronunciation of phonemes, or unsure of correct letter and number formation. Unwittingly, they may teach their child poor learning habits that put strain on their memory, attention, sequencing & processing skills  the essential brain skills behind all learning.

Code Word Brain takes the guesswork out of school readiness preparations with a clinical-strength, brain-based routine and phonics-based 1:1 tutoring – helping your child build strong foundations for a promising future.

School Readiness Tutoring Package


$ 668* (Paid Upfront)
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  • 6 x 1:1 Online Tutoring (45-min call + emailed progress notes) & 6-weeks of access to fun, clinical-strength cognitive homework to boost reading & school readiness

The 6-Week School Readiness Fast-Track Pack for 4 – 6 year olds is enriched with brain-plasticity exercises to aid faster progress.
It’s 1:1 Online Tutoring PLUS phonics-based, brain-plasticity games (Fast ForWord Reading Readiness) — for a bright & confident start!

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Brainy 1:1 Online Tutoring for Pre-Schoolers & Parents

 6 x 45-min lessons 

6-week 'Brainy' Phonics Adventure!

3 x 10-min games (3 – 5 days/week)

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Ready to get your little one started?