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Old 02-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #28
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It isn't just about social skills though. Yeah, pre-school is a great way for kids to start learning social skills but kids can learn those without going to school. I am pretty sure daycares don't just have one kid sittting in a room by themself. My nephew was going to local kids gyms and playing in parks long before starting preschool earlier this year.
I said exactly that. You sound as if you are disagreeing, but you are not. I haven't said anything about my position on making such things mandatory. I simply stated the importance of heavy social interaction with peers at a young age.

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There are so many factors beyond just age that determine if a child is ready to go to preschool, such as physical/developmental health, emotional stability, and familial stability. Again, I think pre-school is good but I think it is hard to say every child should be mandated to go to preschool because they hit a certain age, despite whether or not they are ready. Afterall, it isn't like this is something that isn't available right now anyways.
Yeah, I said that too.

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Heck, it is already pretty common to hold kids back in kindergarten because they aren't ready to move on. I wonder how many would stay in preschool an extra year.
Most kids are held back because of slow social development. Actually of all the kids I know the only ones that were held back were kids who lacked social experience. I'd argue that this is the primary reason WHY kids are held back in kindergarten and that only slows their intellectual development. Too many kids are held back intellectually for social reasons that could have, and should have, been avoided.
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