The new age has dawned and children are emerging, many of whom are characterized as indigo. The current generation is very different from the previous one. Many children have certain abilities: they can read, write, count, while not being schoolchildren. Accordingly, the question arises: “At what age should a child go to school?” Some parents in this situation begin to believe that being at home for another year before school will be boring for the child. And that means you have to go to school. But there is a difficulty - he is not yet 7 years old. Namely, this age is the best for admission to school. And there is the opposite option: the child is already almost 7, he knows a lot and has skills, but in terms of psychology he is still completely unprepared for school. And soon he will be even older. Is it permissible to send a child to school at 8 years old, is it too late?
For parents of boys, leaving school at 18 is like a nightmare. After all, the young man will immediately be taken into the army, butI don't want to take another year off from my kid. How to be in this case?
At what age should a child go to school?
Before delving into the psychological aspects of this topic, let's see at what age, according to Russian law, a child can attend school. By law, children can attend such educational institutions upon reaching the age of 6, 5, if there are no contraindications, but no later than 8. If the parents submit an application and the director's permission, the child can be accepted earlier or later than the deadline.
Therefore, children should go to school from 6, 5 to 8 years old. It is within this framework that parents want to fit in. Although, of course, earlier admission to school is acceptable if a balanced decision has been made.
Is it possible not to send the child to school? Children must be educated. Therefore, it is impossible to leave them without training. In some cases, the child may be homeschooled.
Pre-school education is also practiced. This is especially common in private schools these days. There are certain groups of early development for children, somewhat reminiscent of kindergarten.
In the 1st grade, the child must certainly be given up to 8 years. Otherwise, you will have to deal with guardianship authorities and may even lose parental rights.
How to determine if a child can go to school? Before deciding at what age to send a child to school, it is necessary to analyze a number of factors. Let's take a closer look at them.
This is forschools are one of the most important factors. Parents need to understand whether the child speaks well, whether he can remember events. His attentiveness and thinking are important. And you also need to determine with the help of a psychologist how the baby meets the standards of a first grader.
A child is ready for 1st grade if he:
- has coherent speech and a vocabulary that meets the standards for Grade 1;
- the picture can come up with a plot;
- the child normally speaks sounds and knows where they are in the word;
- can read small words at a certain speed;
- knows block letters;
- distinguishes geometric shapes from each other;
- defines item properties;
- can count from 1 to 10 and backwards, add and subtract simple values;
- distinguishes colors and names them correctly;
- does puzzles well;
- memorizes poems and sings songs, repeats tongue twisters;
- colors pictures strictly along the contour.
To send a child to school at 6 years old, do not try to fully prepare him, otherwise he will get tired of studying very quickly. He will have almost all the skills and he will not be interested. In this case, parents are obliged to consider which school it is better to send the child to, perhaps it makes sense to place the child in an institution with increased requirements.
Don't assume that the school will fully teach everything. It gives only the initial knowledge that helps the child to better adapt in society. Consequently,parents should be prepared for the fact that the baby will need to do a lot.
Your child should be collected and be able to make informed decisions. The thought of sending a child to school at age 6 may arise if he is smart enough for his age. But if he is not ready emotionally, then discard this idea. The child can earn serious mental problems.
Motivation to study and maturity of the nervous system of the future first-grader
A child should be motivated to go to school. According to psychologists, in order to find out the child's readiness for learning, you need to ask him a simple question: “Do you want to go to school? And why?" The answer will depend on whether he is ready to study. If your child's only motivation is play, then it's only right to postpone school for one year.
Before deciding whether to send a child to first grade, it is necessary to assess the maturity of the nervous system. If he is given too early, then it will be very difficult for him to endure 45 minutes of the lesson. So think about it in advance.
Opinion of pediatricians
What does it take to send a child to school? According to pediatricians, it is necessary to conduct several tests. So it will be possible to check the physical readiness of the child for school. So:
- Child can reach over head to top of opposite ear.
- The baby's kneecaps and phalanxes of the fingers are correctly formed, the bend of the foot is pronounced.
- Change milk teeth.
- Child is able to balance on 1 leg.
- Knows how to throw and catch a ball.
- Protruding thumb when shaking hands.
- Fine motor skills developed.
An important role is played by the state of he alth: how often the child gets sick, whether there are chronic illnesses, etc. If necessary, your pediatrician will advise you to postpone this moment for a while and specify at what age to send the child to school.
And yet, at whatever age you decide to send your child to school, it is desirable to strengthen his he alth. To do this, you can go to the sea before the start of the school year, for example, and also come to grips with the child’s daily routine, his sleep and nutrition. Be sure to cure all foci of chronic infection.
Communication skills and independence
For a first grader, it is very important to be able to talk with peers and adults, as well as to have adequate self-esteem. Also, the child should not become isolated in the company of strangers.
At what age should a child go to school? This will largely depend on his independence. After all, he must be able to dress and put on shoes, eat, go to the toilet and perform other elementary actions.
Gender of baby
Gender plays a significant role in immersion in a school setting. So, the boys' parents want to give up their sons early so that they can quickly learn and live an independent life, and the girls, on the contrary, want to leave them with them longer. But in fact, it is the little ladies who are ready to study before the guys.
An important role in readiness for learning is determined by the maturity of the cerebral hemispheres. Atgirls are more likely to develop the left, which is responsible for speech and related activities. Therefore, it is easier for them to study in primary school.
Boys are more likely to develop the right hemisphere. It is responsible for space-time orientation, and this function is not required at all in primary classes.
Anxiety and temperament
Anxiety is an individual trait of each person, which greatly affects the age at which a child is sent to school. Thus, boys with above-average anxiety are primarily concerned with relationships with teachers and their learning activities. While girls with below-average levels of anxiety are mainly concerned about peer attitudes.
Plays an important role in teaching children temperament. The most difficult thing to learn is choleric girls and melancholic boys. Such children have an atypical view of school, according to teachers.
It's just that boys of this temperament are too vulnerable and can cry if someone upsets or offends them. Unfortunately, neither peers nor teachers accept this behavior.
Choleric girls, on the contrary, are very mobile. Therefore, they cannot sit through the entire lesson calmly. In addition, they are used to defending their rightness to the last, sometimes even through fights.
Children-phlegmatic are too slow and calm. Students with this temperament sometimes find it difficult to learn.
The most favorable temperament for learning is sanguine. These children are moderately sociable and inquisitive, notconflict, fit into almost any team.
This indicator is most important in elementary school. Further, neither the children nor the teachers react much to it.
Therefore, before determining at what age to send a child to school, contact the experts. If the child is already 7, but the psychologist says that it is necessary to wait, you should listen.
What does it take to send a child to school? Parents ask this question very often. Therefore, psychologists have found several reasons why it is worth postponing school attendance.
- Psychological features: no motivation for learning, except for playing activities; you had a child when the eldest was 7 years old; difficult period in the family.
- Medical: the child has a mental disorder; recently he had an injury to his head or spinal column; have chronic diseases.
What happens if a child goes to school from the age of 8?
If your child is not ready for school, then you should think it over carefully, weigh the pros and cons.
When to send the child to school? Komarovsky, a pediatrician well-known throughout Russia, claims that 6, 5-7 years old is the ideal age for a child to attend an educational institution. Since it is during this period of time that children change the type of activity from play to cognitive. Although Dr. Komarovsky admits that, having entered school, the child will get sick more at first.
Every child -personality. And no one knows him better than his parents. Maybe your child is the one who needs to go to school at 8 years old. Only when making such a decision, remember that your child may feel uncomfortable when he realizes that children in his class are younger than himself. To remove all doubts, consult a child psychologist.
When should I think about getting my child ready for school?
The purpose of education is to teach the child to be independent. So, you educate him from his very birth, in every way you try to teach him something. As a result, by the age of 5-6, he accumulates the necessary “baggage” of knowledge for studying at school.
And now the question arises: "When should you think about enrolling your child in an educational institution?"
As you probably understood from our article, the process of preparing for training is quite complex and multifaceted. Therefore, it is necessary to think already nine months before the first of September. Be sure to contact a psychologist, because he must check the child for readiness for school.
If it turns out that your child is not quite ready for school, then you will have time to finalize what is needed.
Decision on the age of enrolling a child in school is a very important and responsible step. We need to think and weigh everything.
It is necessary to create a festive atmosphere on the first day of school for the child. Decorate the apartment and make a family celebration. After all, the child should know that a new stage in his independent life begins, full of ups and downs.falls.
December baby and study
When to send a December child to school? Parents ask this question quite often to psychologists. And they answer the question like this: “It all depends on the child.” Because everyone is a person. Some are willing to learn early. Because everything is normal with perception and ingenuity. And another, even at the age of 7, is completely unprepared for school.
Be sure to consult a psychologist first. And he will tell you what choice to make. Perhaps the specialist will tell you what needs to be worked on to fill in the missing "gaps". If the baby is frail and significantly smaller than everyone else in the class, it is also advisable, of course, to wait a bit.
After reading the article, we hope you have found answers to your questions. Now it is clear that the age of seven does not mean that your favorite child is time to go to school. Of course, there are other factors to take into account. We hope that now you can make a really good decision.