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Do you think children are starting formal education too early and missing out on lots of childhood play.

By Jo . Created on 21 Jan, 2020
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dshambro said on Jan 29, 2020
Definitely not. The problem with the education of children today is lack of parent involvement with children at home. I see & when discussing the use of a tablet at home while parents believe it is educational it is used as a child minding tool.
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Bronte said on Jan 26, 2020
The social aspect of starting school is one of the most important things. A lot of kids grow up in mediocre home environments where they are unstimulated and get very little attention. Starting school early provides children the best chance they have to develop their early learning skills.
That being said, I think a lot of young kids spend too much of the da...
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neilo said on Jan 25, 2020
it helps them to adjust to the real world quicker
Mrs said on Jan 25, 2020
Hard one. Had a son who was barely 3 when he started Kindy - he loved it - but struggled in his teens, so took an extra year then. Was worth it in view of his uni and job qualifrications. Daughter was mid year, didn't play with other kids, only made a few very fast friendships that have lasted 20yrs. But she just missed duxing primary, and high school, and has 1st degree honours and a credit minor. Kids is kids...
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Roxy said on Jan 25, 2020
No
Fiona said on Jan 24, 2020
Children need to play. Children learn a lot through play. It is also important for children to learn social skills, this is best done through play.
Yes
Kodi Armstrong said on Jan 24, 2020
noice
Poonam said on Jan 24, 2020
Nice