Starting School Age Reviews
Description:Is there really a right age to start school? What are the pros and cons of a child starting school early or late?
Newest Review: ... no evidence to show that these programmes have had any lasting affect. On the other hand, when we look at the work of pioneers like Maria Montessori, there can be no doubt of the vast improvement made in children's lives. I think there is great potential in early childhood education, especially for children from deprived backgrounds, but I think early childhood programmes should be child led, ... more
Customer Starting School Age Reviews (1)
by - written on 20/03/11 (Very useful, 152 readings)
Many of you who have read my reviews will already know I object very strongly to the mandatory school enrollment age of 4 in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland requires children to start P 1 often only days after their 4th birthday, and quite frankly I believe this is far too young. Northern Ireland has the lowest compulsory school starting age in Europe, comparing only with countries such as China and North Korea. Based on my vehement objection to this many might conclude I am against early education. In fact nothing could be farther from the truth. What I am against is mandatory school starting ages so young. I believe very firmly that children begin learning at birth, Read the complete review