The child can be sent to school both at six-year age, and in seven and even eight years. Receipt in the first class depends on desire of parents and on readiness of the child. Therefore definite answer what age is better, cannot be. It is necessary to study behavior of the specific preschool child attentively.
Parents can define readiness for school independently or by the psychologist. The experienced teacher after one conversation with the child and carrying out the simplest tests can tell, the preschool child is ready to classes or so far not. But the decision will be made all the same by parents together with the kid. But it is necessary to remember that the words of the child that he wants in school, cannot be defining in the decision to send him to 1 class in 6 years, that is a little earlier normal term. If you are not sure that the character of the child developed already enough, and the organism got stronger, it is better to take it in kindergarten about full 7 years. Receipt in school in 8 years is more likely an exception to the rules, but too is quite acceptable. At such age send children who were born in the end of the year to school or flatly refused to come to educational institution, new to them, in time.
Psychological readiness for school
Readiness for school is determined by two parameters - to the level of psychological and physical development. The concept of psychological growing includes motivation of the preschool child, it is subdivided into game, educational, social and motivation of achievements. Presence at the child of educational motivation when he wants to go to school will become the best option, of course, to learn the world, to learn new. In case of motivation of achievements the child also wants to visit lessons, but for this purpose it has the main occasion good marks, a praise, awards, recognition. It is good shape of aspiration too, but it is unstable as even one bad note or censure of the teacher can destroy it.
The child at whom the social motivation acts as the main form will seek in school behind new acquaintances, friends. Perhaps, he will study well, wishing to attract attention the teacher or peers, but it for a while. However the most unripe in the psychological plan are children with game motivation. They come to school with toys, are disseminated at lessons, do not listen to the teacher's explanation, do not understand why they need to write something, to consider or perform homeworks. Of course, classes in 1 class are often given in playful way, but all this is more study and knowledge acquisition, than game. Therefore it is necessary to leave such preschool children in kindergarten for a year so far.
Physical readiness and intellectual level of the child
Besides the psychologist, the teacher or parents have to pay attention to readiness of a hand of the child to the letter, reveal its intellectual level, readiness degree to the first lessons. For this purpose observe the child, carry out the small test, ask him in a quiet situation, without raising the voice. Besides a question whether your kid in school wants, it is possible to ask questions that it will do there who will study with it why to it to go to school. Observe how the child behaves in group of strangers whether he becomes isolated. May he be engaged independently about 30-40 minutes in some business, for example, in drawing, quietly sitting in one place. Check whether the kid is able to count up to hundred and to solve simple problems whether everything knows letters, whether well already reads. Whether the child is able to make the coherent story according to the picture at least of five offers whether he by heart knows several average or long poems. May he hold the handle and write with it simple figures whether well it uses scissors and glue, whether he does appliques, whether he paints pictures. It is also very important whether your child wants to be engaged independently or it constantly needs the help. Physical development of an organism is not less important, than psychological readiness. The body of future school student has to gain lines of the adult, in it lines of the children's building gradually recede into the background. At the child of school age the waist, a foot arch, joints on fingers is made out, teeth begin to change. The children ready physically, are able to undress and put on independently, to button, tie laces, walk upstairs serially both legs.
Crisis of preschool age
If the child corresponds to the majority of these points, has on them strong knowledge and good skills, he is ready to school. However it is important to parents to remember that in 6-7 years at the child the age crisis when the kid ceases to perceive the world as the preschool child begins, only through playful way of behavior, but does not know yet how to learn to see and recognize him in a different way. Therefore at this age differences of mood, the child's whims, unreasonable obstinacy, crying are possible. Adults can take such behavior for a revolt, manifestation of ill-breeding, but it not so. The child at this age needs the help and support as he and does not understand himself, and to parents does not can explain anything yet. And the school adds an extra reason for a stress. Therefore with the senior preschool children and younger school students it is necessary to manage attentively, to give them time to adapt to new conditions, to get used.