Worriedmumof3 asks:

My 3yr old son4 in sept can write his name clearly,write words when how to spell them and can do basic maths, should he be starting school now?

In Topics: Learning issues and special needs, Preparing my child for preschool
> 60 days ago



Sep 13, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

Every state varies with their laws regarding when formal education (kindergarten) can begin.  Please seek this information from your local public school district board of education office.

Also, pre-kindergarten programs may be available in your area and enrichment programs for children with good pre-readiness and readiness skills. Again, this information should be available at the local level school offices.

Also, when a child is so welcoming to education, feel free to provide natural experiences to keep him learning, such as opportunities to visit museums, parks and libraries. These are all good ways to help a child learn the academic skills and also social behaviors.

Thank you for writing!

Louise Sattler, Psychologist


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