Sunday, December 9, 2012

Should we get children learning maths concepts earlier in life?

This article from The New Zealand Herald highlights what is happening in an Auckland kindergarten, where children are being exposed to mathematics concepts in their pre-school education.  The article starts:

'They had their annual Christmas party at the Lakeview Private Kindergarten on Wednesday.

Among the pint-sized participants were the 4-year-old graduates of the phonics, reading and writing class: the literacy programme designed to make them school-ready. Children who complete this course generally start in the top reading group when they move on to primary school, says owner/manager Michelle Tod-Bosch'.

To read the article in full, click here.

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