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Is four too young for kindergarten?


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cshircliff October 8, 2011

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Is it beneficial to delay the age at which children begin kindergarten? New research finds that kids who enter at age 6 instead of age 5 — especially kids from disadvantaged families — do significantly better on standardized tests and learn more from


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janeyann October 2, 2011

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yes, that is FAR too young. Our children are already way too old for their chronological age. Let's let kids be kids...at LEAST until they are 5!!!!


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statum09 October 2, 2011

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I like to reply to the parent who child turns five in February. My daughter turns five in February as well, and I like to know will schools allow your child to enroll, after all its not much different than transferring in the second half of the year


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lmadelovely September 21, 2011

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I don't think 4 is too young in many cases. My son is 4 and is in K now. He is skill wise along with the class and often exceeding expectations. It depends on social awareness too. My son has an extroverted and "bossy" personality. Not a follower!


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lovemykids21 September 17, 2011

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No.I dont think four is to young. My Four year old is a very smart little girl but in my State we have to wait until she's Five.


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coloradojo September 11, 2011

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I wouldn't consider sending a child to school till 5. Depending on the birthday. If you have a September baby, may consider waiting unless they are ready for kindergarten preschool edu.. They are still babies. Not to mention the social skills needed.


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lawgrl4120 September 8, 2011

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My three year old can do kindergarten skills... so no doubt by the time she is 4, she will be "kindergarten ready". However I will not be sending her to kindergarten until she is 5 because I want her to have as much time to be a preschooler as possib


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rho_ann September 5, 2011

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No...I am currently trying to find a school that will take my daughter, who will be 4 and 8 months at the September 1st cutoff...nevermind that she can do all of the readiness skills on the school handouts! If your child is ready,they should go!


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msesther89 September 4, 2011

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nope four is never to young for school


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GooniesAndy September 4, 2011

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It can be. Even if your 4-year-old is brilliant and you've been grilling them with flash cards since the maternity ward, the most important factor to consider is their emotional maturity. If they aren't mature for their age, they could fall behind.




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