I know this is the wrong season for posting about “kindergarten readiness.” But this has been sitting on my computer desk for awhile and I’m finally getting around to it.
We receive a newsletter from our pediatrician’s office quarterly. There are usually articles about keeping kids healthy, preventative safety tips, and an article on a health topic (immunizations, out-patient treatments for whatever, symptoms of the most recent outbreak disease, etc.). On the back of this particular one, there was an article about “Kindergarten Readiness.”
They went into general indications your child is ready in such areas as behavior, verbal ability, and motor skills. The last paragraph was what stood out to me. See what you think:
“Remember, the object of kindergarten is not to make your child a star in the academic Olympics. It is to guide your child to the overall maturity that is needed for a solid start to a good education.”
Comments are welcome.