Ready for Kindergarten?
I need advice to help me in deciding if my daughter is ready for kindergarten. She is 4 now and will turn 5 in late June. She has been in pre-school for 2 years and most recently is in the 5 day program. She has done very well, she loves school, can't wait to see the kids, teachers, and work on projects. I planned to send her to kindergarten this fall. During the spring conference with her teacher last week she told me she does not think my daughter was ready for kindergarten. I understand she is young, but some of her reasons I felt were "silly". Like, she can't gallop or skip, she speaks too softly, she does not know her address & phone number, and is the last one done with her art projects. Then she went on to tell me how great she was in art and how good her projects are. The things that did concern me was she said she did not have a long attention span though she was was not an interruption in class and followed directions well. She had some trouble recognizing some of her numbers and letters, but I have since went over them with her and she did very well. She pretends to read books and understands how to hold them. I guess I feel like she will be ready by September but I am so afraid of making things hard for her in the future. Most people are telling me send her, she is excited to ride the bus with her big brother. I feel she is really bright but don't all mother think that about her kids?