How do I know when my child is ready?
What to consider before starting your child’s schooling early.
It is important to send your child for a school readiness test before they start school (even older children), so that you know all the facts.
- For older children (age 6 to 7), a developmental lag may be highlighted that you can get help for.
- For younger children (age 5 to 6), it is essential to know if they are ready in every aspect. If there is even a slight hesitation, either academically or emotionally, it may be better to wait another year.
- You may also want to have your child tested by two different people and compare the results.
- It is also crucial for your child to have at least two years of pre-school behind them. This will ensure that they are used to being separated from you, understand the classroom environment and have developed optimally on a social level.
Parents naturally want their children to succeed and having a super bright child is certainly something to be proud of. The important thing to remember is that we make the right decision for the right reason, and that we only send our children to school when we are positive that they are ready, no matter what their age is.