When are children ready for school? Many parents are concerned about their children entering formal schooling too early. They question “hot housing” children, as well as the stressful side effects of too much formal schooling too early. Ready to Learn will help you to decide when your child is ready to take the step from kindergarten into elementary school. The key is an imaginative grasp of how children up to the age of six years learn to play, speak, think, and relate.
The authors offer parents and professionals useful maps for understanding the physical, soul and spiritual aspects of child development; how children “grow down” into their bodies; how language and the senses develop; reading readiness; the place of computers; whether girls and boys learn differently; and simple tests for school readiness.