Should you 'redshirt' your child?

  • Article by: AIMÉE BLANCHETTE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 14, 2012 - 12:12 PM

If you're questioning when to start your child in kindergarten, consider these questions from local early educational experts:

REDSHIRT OR NOT?

If you're questioning when to start your child in kindergarten, consider these questions from local early educational experts:

1. How does the child handle transitions?

2. Does he show an interest in being independent?

3. Does she have issues separating from you?

4. How are his fine motor skills? Can she write her name and cut with a scissors?

5. Does he show an eagerness to learn?

6. Is she able to stay on task from beginning to end?

7. Does he express his feelings appropriately?

8. Do your child's preschool teacher, pediatrician or day-care provider think she's ready?

9. What does your instinct tell you? Trust it.

 

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close