One of the most important decisions parents have to take is when to start play school. It is the first time that the kid is exposed to the social environment. In India 2.5 years age is considered ideal to start with play school. But nowadays kids of age 21 months are even accepted by some playgroups.
Going with ideally set age is not an appropriate factor to decide when to start with playschool. You can start it when the child is 2 years old or even wait until he gets 3 years old.
The most important factor that forms the base of the decision is the readiness of the child. As each child is different and takes his time to reach different milestones of development, it is not right to generalize the decision based on what the set age is.
There are many factors to be considered before making this decision:
Forcing the child to go to play school without his readiness causes emotional and psychological damage to his emotional health. It affects the child’s behaviour in long term. So watch out for these factors before deciding to start with play school.
You should consider the following factors:
These are a few things to be considered before choosing the play school. Apart from this ask friends and family about their recommendations and choose wisely.