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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Barbie | 2004/03/11

Q.

Sending twins age 5 to school

I was reading an article about the effects of sending kids in their ealry age to school--as a specialist would u recommomend sending twins to Grade R when they turn 5. What are the implications as they are twins ? Most reseach report is done in the UK/US --need advise or reading that is S.A based.

Please help.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am probably not the correct person to advise and the best would be if a child psychologist could evaluate the school readiness of your 2 children. The age at which they are required to go to school is when they turn 7. Sending a child one year in advance is fine, but I am unsure whether it is advisable to send children 2 year in advance. Your local primary school should also be able to advise.

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