When children should be sent to the kindergarten Printable versionLast update: 21.05.2021
Ideal age for your child acquaintance with kindergarten is from 2 to 4 years old because at this age children get necessary communication skills to be in collective and to take care of themselves.
This issue of the kindergarten age worries many parents. The answer is thot clear as desired. Each child is personality with his own temper and traits of character and it will be wrong to advice commonly taken age of, for instance, four.
Readiness of a child to go to kindergarten may be defined only by his parents after analysis of his behavior and nature. Correctness of your decision will influence how your child will adapt to kindergarten.
What skills should your child have before sign up for a kindergarten
Ideal age for your child acquaintance with kindergarten is from 2 to 4 years old because at this age children get necessary communication skills to be in collective and to take care of themselves. Other words your child should independently use potty-chair, eat, drink out of a cup, to be able to dress and have some notion of norms of behavior. He should understand prohibitions, obey and match discipline.
Psychological readiness of a child to kindergarten
Except of skills for comfortable staying at kindergarten a child should also be psychologically ready to stay in group. If you visit playing ground a month before the visit to kindergarten a child will not be ready because he simply will not have enough time, he needs not a month or two, but a half-year.
Mental set means ability of a child to interact and communicate with other children, he should be able to share and exchange with toys. Another important aspect is ability to part with mother. You know if a child parts with his mother for the first time on kindergarten nothing good may come of it. So your task is to make you child understand beforehand that sometimes you will not be near him. In fact, to get started in the children's team and get used to absence of mom every child will need different amounts of time.
If your child has all of the above mentioned skills, then he is ready for kindergarten without any hesitations. However, in practice everything is a bit different, unfortunately. We sign up children for kindergarten, regardless of their willingness, when it comes time to go to work or when it is possible to get a place in kindergarten. And yet, the more time you take to prepare the child for the kindergarten, the easier it will be to join the new rhythm of life.