Some people believe that children should be allowed to stay at home and play until they are six or seven years old. Others believe that is important for young children to go to school as soon as possible.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
It is argued that children of age under 6 years must remain at home and play, however, others say that it is better to send them school as early as possible. Although going to school at a young age can prepare children for future classes, I believe children under 6 years of age should remain at home for better overall development.
On the one hand, when children start their schooling at a young age, this makes them ready for upcoming classes. This is because going to school helps to improve their study skills and academic grades in the higher classes. To illustrate, a recent study by Cambridge University found that nearly 20% of students who went to school before the age of 5 performed better in academic subjects in higher classes. However, I disagree with this statement because of the reason elucidated below.
On the other hand, at a very young age, children’s brain is not much developed to understand school subjects. This is due to the fact that in early years, children learn by observing their surroundings and they are still understanding the world. For example, I did not send my daughter to school at a very young age and this enabled her to learn the world more clearly and her brain’s development is far better than other children. Therefore, I agree with this school of thought because it is essential for children to have an open atmosphere before they start schooling years.
In conclusion, despite early years of schooling can help children to prepare themselves for higher classes, I think that for the overall development of children, they should be sent to school after the age of 5 or 6.