It seems these days that kindergarteners are expected to know quite a bit more than they used to. My son can sing his abc's and count to about 15. He knows all his colors and shapes. He can write his name. He doesn't read or even really recognize letters not included in his name or numbers. If I ask him, for example, what words start with the buh buh B sound he either doesn't get it or doesn't want to cooperate, I'm not sure which.
We couldn't afford preschool, but made too much for any free pre-k programs. And I thought preschool was to give your child a head start. Instead, not going to preschool starts you at a disadvantage. I read to my son everyday. I try to get him interested in his flashcards and workbooks but I also have a 1 year old and my home just isn't a classroom.
Maybe I'm making a bigger deal out of this than needs be, but his registration interview is on Frday and I'm worried and freaking out the more I see what people say is expected.
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