I registered my kid to Kindergarten and they gave me the "He has to know" list because we didn't do preschool and apparently that makes me a bad mom...
Here's what she said he has to know before he can start school...
*how to count to 10
*he has to be potty trained
*he has to drink from a cup
*he has to be able to identify a circle, square & triangle
*he has to know his basic colors (red, blue, yellow, orange)
That was it! Seriously? My kids are 3 & 4 and even my 3yo knows all that and more. She was shocked to find out that my oldest (who I was registering) knew his ABCs and that he could count to 30 with no problem... I didn't dare tell her he's doing basic addition and subtraction or that he could spell basic words (3 letters) - she would have fallen out of her chair!
What is wrong with people today that this is what we expect from kids? That's not half of what kids in my day needed to know...
Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 8:37 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 inLevel 40 (122,988 Credits)
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Answer by Rnurse at 8:55 PM on Mar. 15, 2011
My 19 mth old can do all of those & more except the potty trained part. That is so weird, honestly i thought they would have to know more than that. SMH
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