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10 Jan 2005

For CyberShrink- six year old needs stimulation
CyberShrink. My six year old starts grade one this week. She enjoys being constantly stimulated. Her reading is at grade three level and she loves filling in crosswords and activity books. I sometimes catch her trying to fill in adult crosswords as well. She has spent last year helping her pre-school teacher teach the younger kids as well as doing advanced work of her own. At her insistence, she did Kumon maths last year. When she started she was already ahead of her age level and has currently just completed the grade four level. My problem is this--should I let her continue with the Kumon? My husband feels that since she needs constant stimulation, we should let her continue. I am not so sure. I don't want her to get too advanced for her age as I know that she is going to be terribly bored in class.What do you think will be best for her both mentally and emotionally.Thanx.R.E.
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cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Wouldn't this be a good thing to discuss, in some detail, in advance, with her teacher-to-be and head teacher ?
And school won't take up all her time, so she can also be stimulated by extra lessons, reading, and hobbies at home, after school.
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