Ordinarily we’d dismiss things like this “study”:
… as it seems just another attempt to “matriarchalize” children, paying the “experts” tidy sums for stating an opinion.
It is interesting though why the west chose five as the starter age and Russia and satellites chose seven. In Russia, the child goes to nursery school at two if wanted and then he or she is then inducted at a September 1st ceremony at school when seven, where a final year student – Year 11 – welcomes him or her.
In my teacher training, we learnt the different stages of cognitive development but mind you, it was the discredited Piaget we learnt. We learnt what two was like, three, how parallel play became cooperative etc., how the brain could take in varying concepts and develop certain skills at certain stages.
All of this could be supplemented by what one learnt of one’s own child. We’re obviously talking of five to seven as the roughly defined area to begin. Either way, it starts gently enough, with lots of pretty pictures, chanting and flashcards.
At least it did but now the toddler is more likely to encounter a member of Stonewall urging the kid to examine his or her sexuality, Pink Dave has his programme in place to show the toddler porn and then says: “Now don’t do it or you’ll go blind,” with the teacher beaming on that she’s doing such good things, having taught the child about which drugs are safe and which are not the previous day.
So, on the grounds that it’s good to keep the child out of leftist teachers’ clutches for two more years, it might be worth considering. Better still, have the child stay at home until eleven, learning home skills, thus requiring the mother to stay at home and learn mothering again.
The social aspects and cooperative play can come through local team sport.
On the other hand, this matriarchalizes the child further – in the case of girls, it’s is no bad thing in one way – been going on for centuries. For boys, it would be hell on earth. And come to think of it, girls also need good male influences, i.e. a responsible dad but a responsible teacher will do at a pinch.
These days, the need for the three Rs has become overshadowed by the need to keep kids out of the clutches of lefty ghouls who’d “adultize” their world from infancy in the most destructive ways.