When did preschool become such a big deal in a child's life? I never went to preschool and neither did anyone I have asked. It seems like all the little kiddos are being pushed to grow up, become a 5yr old before there time. I have two 2yr olds that will be 3 this year, and both will be entering preshcool in the fall. One of them is all ready for school, she talks about it when we pass the school, she just can't wait lol! The other one is just not there yet, in my opinion, and I talked to with her therapist about this, and they said "She needs to go to become more social with other kids. It will be good for her". I wanted to keep her out a year and send her next year, but now I feel like I HAVE to send her. Some kids just aren't mature enough at that age to be sent off to school...so why is preschool being made out to be so important these days?
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When I was in kindergarten all we had to do was know our colors, count to 100, know our address, and know how to try our shoes. Now, preschool is the new kindergarten because in kindergarten today they have to recognize American symbols, learn how to read, correct simple mistakes in sentences, add and subtract single and double digit numbers. I think pre-school or pre-k will be good for a child at the age of four. It is not mandatory but it gets them prepared socially, emotionally, and academically.
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people say that children who go to preschool will have a greater chance in going to college. I think pre school is a good way for children separate from their parents, make new friends, children get prepared for kindergarten. I am a SAHM I sent both my daughters to preschool just a few hours a week. My daughters are teenagers now. I have 4 year old twin boys and they do not go to preschool. They will start kindergarten in the fall, I read to them daily, they learn through play, I do have them both in speech once a week, we do arts and crafts, have many play dates, I know they will be fine and prepared once they start kindergarten. The only thing which may be difficult is for them they will bein separate classes
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