Parents of toddlers and preschoolers are increasingly turning to tutoring their kids to give them an extra edge in kindergarten(which according to the latest Newsweek is now the new first grade)
Detroit Press has an article on the ever increasing trend to give extra tutoring to kids who have not yet turned 3
In today’s wildly competitive world of child-rearing, tutoring draws a crowd fresh from naptime and the sandbox.
Junior Kumon, launched in 2003, teaches about 21,000 preschoolers nationwide. Sylvan Learning Centers, which last year rolled out programs for kids as young as 4, reports tutoring about 4,000 preschoolers nationwide
It’s all very well for 3 and 4 yr olds to learn lower letters and capital letters but what about the more important things like fun and play? Isn’t learning how to play well with other kids equally important?
As a mother of twin 4 year old daughters, I am extremely worried about my kids future academic success but definitely not at the expense of their childhood. This is the time of their life when they are supposed to play and learn thru play.
They have enough time to grow up. I don’t want them to be fed up of flashcards and worksheets even before they officially start school.