Communication and Language is probably the most important aspect of learning in early years. More often than not, when a child struggles in their first year at school it is partly or wholly because they struggle to listen to, understand or express themselves. Here are some ideas to do at home to develop listening and attention in young (and older) children.
In the UK many Pre-Preparatory schools divide into selective, where a child is tested in order to be accepted for the place, and non-selective schools. Prep or Preparatory schools start at 7 or 8 years old depending on the history of the school.