The foundation skills are the skills that children need to have in place before they can begin to start learning to read
and write. Some of you may think these are things like knowing the alphabet, counting to ten or being able to
recognise words. In fact, the foundation skills cover fine and gross motor skills, speaking, seeing, and hearing skills
and competencies like giving things a go and being curious.
We’ve read and collated the latest research to come up with the Ready 4 Learning Foundation Skills, which we
divide into six areas: