How can i exercise my feet effectively to be ready for pointe?

hi. im 13 and i do ballet! i love it ! im doing pointe lessons but my feet are progressing really slow. i want a couple of effective exercises that will make my toes nice and straight; in other words ready for pointe! please give me any tips. links and pictures are welcome. HELP..XXX
Update: hi. im 13 and i do ballet! i love it ! im doing pointe lessons but my feet are progressing really slow. i want a couple of effective exercises that will make my toes nice and straight; in other words ready for pointe! please give me any tips. links and pictures are welcome. HELP..XXX
p.s. im not on pointe yet =s
Update 2: sorry i wrote it twice ^^^^^^^^^^
Update 3: READ THE 2ND ONE
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