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    gerald is offline Registered User
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    Question start school on sept

    my son is 2yrs and seven months. would like to enrol in esf school like her sister but they don't accept 3 yrs unders. many have suggest i can always wait for second term. and since he have a sister at home i don't have to enter to any pre-school. any suggestion if wether i should look for pre-kindie to have a social skill or just wait. i'm very anxious at the moment cause summer is comming up and i need to look for one if ever

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    Only you know your childs personality. I would think that most children play differently with their siblings than their peers. I don't think that a playgroup could do any harm.

    We're in a similar situation. My daughter won't be 3 until the end of October. I've decided not to send her to school in September. I think I'm going to wait until next September. I'm conserned about her being the younget in her class. At this age a year makes such a huge developmental difference. She's a bit shy, so we're going to get het involved in a structured play group to help her prepare for the transition.

    Try not to stress too much!

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    Hello,
    I've read some studies and there are no long term academic benefits to starting school early. In North America kids don't start kindergarten until age 5 and most who have moms or good caregivers at home learn more then they would in a group where there was no individual attention.
    I stayed at home for kindergarten in Canada and then started grade one. I'm now working on post-grad studies! No academic problems because of starting school later!
    I think that your son will be fine waiting a little!

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    Although D was 3 in Sept (birthday in July), we felt he was a young 3 yr old as he's a late talker. So I decided to keep him at the small playgroup for another few months and start kindy in Jan. Honestly I think I made a mistake, he's done so well at kindy, he's become independent, confident, his speech and language have improved tremendously. He's being exposed to a lot more people, activities and new challenges every day. I wish I hadn't underestimated his abilities and started him in Sept.
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    thanks guys.. i might just enrol him into little play groups for the time being and decide to enrol him maybe second term if not next school term.

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