What's the rush? Childhood is a precious time!
"Redshirting", not just in athletics. The competition is fierce. In Kindergarten!
Mixed emotions. Interesting articles lately about redshirting. It's way more common than I thought and it actually affects all of us, all grade levels. What a big decision. It's more than birthday cut-off dates, or 'maturity'. In some cases it gives a step up to catch up, it can also be used to get to the top of the pack, the delay adding a distinct advantage.
In our preschool, kids are definitely ready for kindergarten. The 'fives' are showing their collective muscle and I notice a lot more chasing on the play areas. Less looking for worms and snails. More boo boos.
Academically, in touch with the world, know please and thank you, clean up their messes and can sing the names of all the states. (You Tube!) and Teacher Cheryl. Teacher Thom has taught the children sign language. Simply extraordinary program....