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Is Your Child Ready to Start School?

Every parent will address the question of when their child is ready for school. Legally, the only requirement is that the child is five by a certain cut off date. Most parents realize children should be ready by knowing their name and perhaps most of the alphabet, but there is so much more to be considered in answering the question of readiness. The good news is that with a little time and attention many of the following considerations can be taught by the parent even if they do not consider themselves experts in early childhood education.

Personal Identity

Children should know their full name and that of their parents. They should know their address and phone number. They should understand their sex of male or female. A child should know their body parts and be able to identify them verbally. Every child at this age should know their own birthday even if they don’t understand the concept of calendars.