Little children are curious, energetic and eager to learn. But their bodies and minds are still in the process of growth.
Their bones and muscles are still developing, so sitting for long periods at a task tires them out.
Heavy schoolbags and activities like writing, which require them to sit in slouched positions can adversely affect their posture and physical development.
The fine muscles of their hands and wrists are not yet ready for finer activities like writing.
Their attention span is limited to 7 - 15 minutes.
They can think only in terms of concrete objects and events.
- Their logical and abstract reasoning is yet to develop.
Their social skills and listening comprehension are still not mature enough for them to work in groups.
When is a child ready to go to play school?
When the child is toilet trained.
When he/she is able to bear the separation/anxiety from parents/family.
When the child has enough language competence to express and communicate his/her needs.