Coming up this summer I will have to decide if my youngest is going to start kindergarten next year or not. She will be five in September, and her birthday is one day before the cutoff for starting kindergarten. Essentially I can either choose to send her or wait a year.
She is in pre-school, and she gets along well there. She seems to be pretty social. She takes swimming and dance and never acts very shy or timid. She knows most of her colors, shapes, numbers, but not too much of the alphabet, other than how to write her name.
I was on the younger side of my kindergarten class, and my mother likes to attribute my difficult teenage years to the fact that all of my friends were a year older than me, and she is strongly encouraging me to keep my daughter home the extra year.
If anyone has any experience or advice on this subject, I'd love to hear it. Do you think that barely five is too soon to start kindergarten?