I'm a little concerned about my child starting Kindergarten next year. He is 4.5 and already knows how to read and write and some basic math, kindergarten is still a year a way for him, so I think it is safe to assume that he will learn much more in that time... I guess I'm worried that if he already knows this, what is left for kindergarten to teach him, and is he going to be bored with relearning stuff he already knows, or even worse will he act out and be labeled a disruptive child because of his boredom??
I realize these may seem like senseless worries to some; but I was wondering if anyone else had a child go in to kindergarten already knowing the basics, such as reading, writing, addition, subtraction.. and how it went for them?
Answer by Kirs at 5:38 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
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Answer by gramsmom at 5:39 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
My daughter was doing these things before she went to school. At one point she even corrected the teacher's spelling (lol!) but not to worry. I talked to her teacher and explained where my daughter was in terms of her reading , math, etc levels, and fortunately she worked with me to keep her challenged. It is good that your son will be with kids his age, for social skill development with his peers. maybe it would be good to help him understand how to be a helper to other kids who may need it.
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