What Should a 4 Year Old Know?

Alicia Bayer at A Magical Childhood blogged this on http://magicalchildhood.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/what-should-a-4-year-old-know/

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What should a 4 year old know?

It’s back to school time and children all over are starting preschool.  Many parents are frantically searching the internet to find out if their little ones are “on track” and know everything they should.

I wrote this article about what a four-year-old should know many years ago but it continues to be the most popular page on the Magical Childhood site.  I don’t think a week has passed in the past eight or so years when I have not received a letter from a parent, grandparent or teacher about it.  Parents and principals especially have said they wish more parents realized these things.

So in honor of the new school year, I’m posting it here…

What should a 4 year old know?

I was on a parenting bulletin board recently and read a post by a mother who was worried that her 4 1/2 year old did not know enough…

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One thought on “What Should a 4 Year Old Know?

  1. I shared this because I echo this belief. A child should be allowed to grow at his own pace without the competitiveness of us mothers. 2 seeds may be watered together and planted in similar soil but germinate at different times with different quality of fruits(Q13:4). Allah is the best of planners, let’s relinquish control to Him.

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