What age is proper for children to have school?

@my1341 (460)
China
February 16, 2009 8:52pm CST
What age is proper for children to have school?
5 responses
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
8 Mar 09
kids going to school - it is better for kids to go to school at the age of five or six in china
Hello dear friend. I think that it depends on what kind of school you plan to send your kids to. If it is a kindergarten, then it is ok now for your four-year-old twins to enjoy themselves in a local kindergarten for two years. Then it is good for them to go to a primary school at the age of six after their two-year stay in the kindergarten. You know, in China, the kids will have to study in a primary school for six years. So I think that right now it is a proper age for your twins to go to a kindergarten in order that they learn more about group activities and some disciplines at kindergarten. So what is your view, please? Thank you for the discussion. Happy parenting.
@my1341 (460)
• China
8 Mar 09
Hello, Williamjisir, very nice to meet you here! Thank you very much for your advice. I forgot to say that my two sons are not very skilled in language speaking. I'm afraid that the teacher can not understand what they say. Maybe they will have difficulties in communicating with each other.
• China
8 Mar 09
Same here. I am also glad to see you here at Mylot. I don't think that there is any problem for your twins to be very good at speaking because, you know, kids make fast progress day after day. Good luck to you, friend.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
I just heard young parents talk about that yesterday. The older parents (the grandparents of the children involved) seem to be concerned of getting the children to school as early as possible - 3 1/2 years old, they say is a good age to start school so that the kids would have other kids to interact with. They'd probably end up playing anyway so at least, it will be productive. However, the young parents themselves think that it's better to let the kid enjoy more and that school might just stress them at such an early age. They prefer to put them to formal school but not into daycare school - at around 5 or 6 :) Personally, I think that if kids are well monitored by parents and if they have enough playmates then 5-6 years old would be the best age to put them through school. Besides, most parents teach their kids the basics such as alphabet, numbers, reading, etc. :) It all depends on how much time the parent has. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
• Philippines
19 Apr 09
here in the philippines, kids usually start to go to school (kindergarten) at the age of 6, me also started at this age.
• United States
17 Feb 09
My daughter started school in kindergarten. She is going to be in school until she is in her 20s so I didn't want to rush it. I taught her important things at home and established her social skills through other classes (like dance) and play groups. It was a good choice. She is 6 years old and reads at above a 3rd grade level. There is nothing she would have learned in preschool that she didn't already know. However, that varies from child to child. My son may be a completely different story. I think you should evaluate your child at around 3 to see if preschool is necessary. If your child has social issues (like the inability to play nicely with others), preschool may be a necessity to learn these skills.
@kishuchi (71)
• India
17 Feb 09
I had the same question when my son was 1 and half yrs.People had different opnions.My son is very energetic and gets frustrated if he has no activity to get involved in.So I put him in school.And now I find him happy and he has started interacting and learning fast.He keeps telling me things that happen in school.I am happy for him.