In the Pre-school room the school readiness program involves engaging children in more focussed activities, encouraging children to make decisions about the activities they would like to participate in, encouraging the children to be curious about the world around them, and inviting the children to contribute to the curriculum choices. The group times are focussed on skills and interests of the children encouraging them to concentrate for longer periods, to follow instructions and be involved in discussions. Literacy and numeracy activities are part of the every day routine, and involve the children writing their names on their art work, listening to stories, counting the number of children present for the day , playing number games and singing songs that involve participants (e.g. ten in the bed, five cheeky monkeys). The most important part about school readiness is the social and emotional maturity of the children, being able to cope with the every day demands of school, being able to listen and follow through on instructions, work as part of a large or small group, to manage their own belongings and to encourage a love of learning.