SCHOOL-READINESS: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING READY FOR SCHOOL
"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn."
WHEN ARE CHILDREN SCHOOL-READY?
Is my child school ready? How can I tell if my child is ready for school?
School readiness is often assessed based on the child's motor,sensory and cognitive development. This assessment is normally done by a child-psychologist and/or
your child's pre-school.
Specialists in the field agree that there is a strong connection
between success attained later in life and the development of a child by the time they start big school. Parents often try to push children into starting school as soon as possible, often disregarding advice from "child-psychologists","pre-school teachers" and "primary school teachers". This would not only compromise your child's learning capability, but will affect other learners in the classroom as they get behind when the teachers struggle to motivate the child in a quest to boost the child*s performance.
Child-psychologists recommended that children should start school (elementary school or foundation phase/grade 1) in the year that they turn seven. Some parents argue that children develop too fast and are already 'too mature' by the time they reach high school. They say children should start school early so that they are done by the time they wake-up to their sexual prowess and other impediments.
When it comes to school-readiness, it is always best to listen to the experts - for your child's sake. Not being able to keep up with their peers would affect their self-esteem.
SCHOOL READINESS IS IMPORTANT FOR SELF-ESTEEM
SCHOOL-READINESS IMPACT ON TEACHING QUALITY & PROGRESS
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT