As many parents are getting ready for school to start, we wanted to remind you that you don't HAVE to send your child to preschool. You don't HAVE to send your child to school at age five. If you choose not to, and you choose to involve them in your everyday life, activities, and conversations, they will learn plenty and enough to be academically successful throughout their school career.
Who decided FIVE was the magic age, anyway? (We love our school's preschool and Kindergarten teachers, it's not that we're against them at all!! The important thing is that you'll never ever get this precious time with your children again. Don't waste it! Don't rush it!
Lori's mom taught Kindergarten many years. She saw many students be started too early that should not have been, but never saw any that waited or stayed back that were hurt in any way because of it.
It has nothing to do with intelligence or learning ability, either. It can help your child for the rest of their lives to be on the older end of their class and not the early end. It has with our summer birthday boys.