By now you’ve probably seen or heard about kindergarten age range limits for children and teens, or the need to be able to read and write to help them understand language.
And of course you’ve seen or even been told that it’s a good idea to make it a rule for kindergarten age ranges too.
But what if you just don’t know what age range is right for you?
What if you don’t have the time or money to study for the test?
What about if you’re just trying to figure out what’s appropriate for you at this age?
So we’ve compiled a list of common misconceptions about kindergarten ages and tried to explain how the actual research and the science really work.1.
There are no such thing as kindergarten age limits for kids.2.
Kindergarten students need to learn a lot to reach kindergarten age.3.
There is no need to start kindergarten at a younger age.4.
Kindergartens need to know the difference between a sentence and a word.5.
There isn’t any such thing, just a range of ages.
This article originally appeared on New Scientist UK and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.