A four-year-old will be a four-year-old only once. Concentrate on meeting his present needs. Don’t foist future academics on him. If he’s allowed to truly play now— spontaneous play with room for running, leaping, ka-powing, crying, dancing, painting, spilling and creative problem-solving— then he will be ready for academics later. When children gain social and emotional skills and confidence in the preschool years, academic learning naturally follows.
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