What age is right to send your young kids to school?

What age is right to send your young kids to school?
When a new baby starts walking and playing at the age of one of thereabouts, the next thing that neighbors around will start asking the parents is when they will be putting the kid in school. While some parents feel that the age of 2 upwards is okay for the kid to start attending nursery school, there are others that are undecided on that. What age do you feel is right to send your kid to school?

Comments

GeorgeDr
I think that a kid should grow up with right balance of having their parents close and be sociable with other kids too. For parents that can't be with their kids due to their work , I would say to try to be as close as possible during the 4 first years , which I think is the best age for a child to start playing with other kids for extended periods of time without them needing something all the time. If we are talking actual classes , since every kid's brain is different I would say to start slowly the process at about the age of 7 , giving more emphasis on the children themselves than on the classes teachers are teaching them. I am by no means a kid psychologist but these opinions were formed by my experiences and the experiences of other kids I had the luck to be close to (my brother is much younger and I've worked at a school for a little while. )
Posted by GeorgeDr on 12-14-2018
Martin
7 may be a little bit too late since the kid would already have developed to some level and missed the opportunity to grow from a very young age and they will in that manner be playing catch up with the other children in school.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
kaushikangara
I think 3 is the correct age. The child should have some basic understanding of his surrounding environment before he can be enrolled in the school. Also, he/she should be allowed to play around for the first three and not to be pressured by the burden of academics. I got enrolled in the school at the age of 3 and it has been smooth ever since.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-14-2018
Martin
3 is about just right. The child has nearly completed their period of infancy and their mind has started developing hence they need to be moulded both educationally and socially which makes it practical to have them starting school.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
theresajane
Yes, it's already the right age. There are children who are having a hard time socializing when they start studying at 5 or 6 and it's very hard for them to adapt as they may grow very shy. It's important to let them enjoy socializing at a very young age.
Posted by theresajane on 12-15-2018
NerdIndeed
I agree with this. As soon as a child starts showing signs that he/she wants to learn, I'll enroll him/her to classes that I think he/she might like.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-15-2018
nekonieden
Yes I agree. It is right that at that age, they should start to study in school as I believe they have enough capabilities to understand already things and to let them socialize early as this is very important. As their minds start to develop, it should be expand more as early as 3 years old.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-16-2018
Denis_P
I’d say that four years old is a pretty appropriate age to start sending kids to school. Up until the age of three, I feel it’s important for the child to establish a healthy connection with their parents. All the fundamentals can be learned at home between a child and their parent.

But once they hit around the age of four, I think it’s appropriate to send them to pre-kindergarten classes in order to get them accustomed to kindergarten by age five. I’m speaking from personal experience, as my parents enrolled me in Pre-K at the age of four, and my education turned out just fine.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-14-2018
Martin
ALso valid although I would choose to send my child to a school that allows for me to have the right bonds with them even as early as three by having few hours of the education.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
iambeth
I also think that it is okay for kids to go to a school at four years old. They can be with children their age and can learn though play. It would be great if the classes would be more of physical development of the child such as their motor skills.
Posted by iambeth on 12-14-2018
luv2xacosta
Yes, I've a known a preschool where they only have 10-20 minutes discussion since child would be easily bored. Then after they will watch tv that deal with plant and animals. They do exercise and they huge playground where they play.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-15-2018
burgosmichael2407
Foundation is very important in the life of a person. Having guided by their parents during the first four years is enough to establish a strong relationship and could be enough time for the parents to teach values in their children. Sometimes putting your kid in school at a very young age may cause him confusion on which he will obey. Most of the time, children who go to school at an early age have the tendency of obeying their teachers more than their parents. So I believe 4 years old is more appropriate for a kid to go to school.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-14-2018
Martin
Unfortunately with the current lifestyle many people are forced to forgo even the first two years when it is a must to be with your child as they get engaged in work issues and they take the kids to baby care centers.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
amelia88
Where I live preschool starts at 3 and I think it’s a good time to start. It basically sets the foundation for children on how to get along with their peers and that’s very important!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-14-2018
theresajane
Yes, kids at that age should experience socializing in school. It's good to help them have fun while learning small things.
Posted by theresajane on 12-14-2018
luv2xacosta
Yes it's good practice for kids to meet other people at young age and socialize. They should be exposed to their surroundings for them to learn fast and develop their cognitive skills more.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-15-2018
Martin
while it is important for the child to learn the bond also ought to be created and the best option can be to homeschool them for three years and then enroll them in a kindergaten nearby which has only several hours of learning and you can have the child for like half a day for the first two years in the school to also ease their transition.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
theresajane
As early as three, you can enroll your child to a Montessori school. It is important to help your child build her motor skills, values, socialization and others at that age. If you can't do it on your own because of work, then, it's best to enroll them there.
Posted by theresajane on 12-14-2018
mhingnhormz
What age is right to send your young kids to school: For me in the age of two if the child already eager to go to nursery ang enjoying it I will support him/her. But If I think that he/she needs more home teaching I won't force my kid to go to school, because Me myself also can be a teacher of my child and i know i can do anything for them.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-15-2018
theresajane
Wow. That's very early. But, if the child is exhibiting such excitement, then let's them experience it. Also, if you think that you have enough connection and bond with your little kid as a parent, then, there's nothing wrong with it
Posted by theresajane on 12-15-2018
knnon
Here preschool starts around 3 to 3 1/2. You shouldn't worry too much because kids are smart. They'll be able to adjust even at such a young age. I sent my boy to school at 4 years old but he needed to take a summer class so he can skip a year. He passed and got to skip a year. It'll be good for kids to start learning at a young age. It'll help develop a lot of their skills.
Posted by knnon on 12-15-2018
knnon
Here preschool starts around 3 to 3 1/2. You shouldn't worry too much because kids are smart. They'll be able to adjust even at such a young age. I sent my boy to school at 4 years old but he needed to take a summer class so he can skip a year. He passed and got to skip a year. It'll be good for kids to start learning at a young age. It'll help develop a lot of their skills.
Posted by knnon on 12-15-2018
jpk0007
I would say that 3 Years is the right age for sending a kid to the nursery school. The new generation is much sharper and clever than the previous generation. They start learning things at a very early age. Its always better to start the education of a child at a young age. Starting at a late age can do not make any sense because it may hamper the growth of a child. Apart from learning the basic skills in the nursery school, the kids also get an opportunity to mix up with other children of the same age.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-15-2018
Carrascoshiela
There is not right age. Every child is unique some get to start and enjoy scho at a young age some are not yet ready so they started late. I had it with my kids. I dodnt want to force them to go to school. I want them to be excited going to school so I never force them. School life is very long so make every kids have a fun memory of school.
Posted by Carrascoshiela on 12-15-2018
cmoneyspinner
Really, in my humble opinion, sending them to school at what age is not the question. Whatever the age is for sending a child to school, has already been established in most countries. Some kids start school earlier and some kids start school later. But when they grow up I doubt if you can tell the difference between the kid who started early and the kid who started late. In the end, it usually evens up.

The question is: When should you start teaching a child things that re good for them to enable them to become well-rounded, develop their personality, and mature into a member of society who make a positive contribution?

My answer is: FROM THE WOMB. Yeah. I'm serious. Start talking to your baby before they are born. Play music; especially classical music. Start the education process immediately! You don't have to wait to go to school to receive an education. But suppose the parents are deaf-mutes? That doesn't matter! Do the research. You will see that child development and education can start before a child is even born.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 12-15-2018
pencilneckgeek
This is a great take on this topic. Not all kids develop the same way and you are right that it usually evens out when they enter their adulthood. It is important for parents to check how the school teaches and prepares their child for the real world. I have read a few articles about parents listening to classical music while pregnant and say that it helped their child's early development. I have not searched the validity of that statement but you will lose nothing if you do it, you will consume great music while possibly impacting your unborn child positively. Its a win-win!
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-16-2018
Corzhens
When I was in grade school the right age to enter first grade is 6 years old. But now they made it 7 years old. However the child has to undergo more education in the kindergarten and preparatory school that is about 2 years depending on the parents. There is also the day care center that children as young as 3 years old. I think that is too early for the child to enter school because they should have all the time to play.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-15-2018
pencilneckgeek
I think 4 is the right age to send kids to school. The norm nowadays are 3 years old but the thing I noticed about that is some are just not mature enough and just go back to nursery the following year. Kids now are much advanced than we were when we were kids because of our advance technology but giving them time to still be kids is important. Making 2 year olds go to preparatory school is too young if you ask me.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-16-2018