How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for Preschool

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Let’s face it—preschool is a big deal for both kids and parents alike. It’s also been a hotly debated topic with many unanswered questions: Should you send your child to preschool at all? If so, when is the right time to do so? How do you know which preschool is right for your little one? And perhaps most importantly, how can you tell if your child is ready for preschool?

As with all things parenting, there is really no blanket answer that applies to all kids. After all, each one is unique, and what’s right for one youngster may not work at all for another. Determining the answers to these questions really comes down to your parenting instincts as well as your family values, routines, and preferences. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to go into the situation blindly either.

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  1. Avatar of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    I agree. My nephew was 3 when he first attended nursery school. At 5 years old he was accepted at Grade 1 :)
    i wonder if I would be ready soon to let my baby away from me. Anywy, she’s just 11 months and love solitary play

  2. Avatar of Marilyn Marilyn says:

    My brother is 4 and I don’t think he’s ready :/

  3. Avatar of EbyMom EbyMom says:

    It is good to note the above points for getting my boy ready for preschool.

  4. Avatar of ChrisS ChrisS says:

    I remember the first time I took my son to school, he was very shy then half an hour later he got a hang on interacting with other kids of his age. He was the young child in his class since he just turn 2 years old. The third day he was at school he finally realize what was going on. His second week till the beginning of fourth week in school, he was crying. He doesn’t want to be left behind, he wants his mommy to be with him the whole time. I felt this urge of taking him back with me and let him go back to school at age of 4. But I had no choice. Later on he got use to it. Though I still have this feeling of not letting him go.

  5. My son is 4.. just started his 2nd year in pre-k.. he loves it!

  6. Avatar of Grace Grace says:

    and when you would like to put them in but do not have the money too?

  7. As an educator, I find that children need this social experience to prepare them for elementary school!

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