SKL Posted September 3, 2012 Share Posted September 3, 2012 I am hoping this is a safe place for this conversation, because I can't think of any other safe place. Everywhere I go, a lot of my friends have done this. I know sometimes it's because they have a young boy who really can't handle the formal school environment, but other times that's not it. I hear a lot of people saying that kids have to be reading very well in PS KG and they are afraid their kids will struggle with that. But it seems to me that fear is overblown. Even my vision-impaired, early-entry, average-intelligence child learned to read well enough in KG that she could very easily read the first reading book in 1st grade. There are other people who think they are doing their child a favor by making school "easy" for them, thinking that if they go into KG / 1st at the head of the class, they will be happier and learn more. I'm not sure about that, either. I was at the head of my class and hated constantly waiting for others to catch up. But maybe I'm weird that way. (Normally I don't care what others decide, but I feel a little awkward right now as friends with 6yos are announcing their kids' 1st day of KG. We have a big get-together in November and I guess I'll have to find something else to talk about. No biggie, but it got me thinking how different mainstream philosophies are.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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