About Me

I am a Christian mother of five, and our highest goal as a family is to serve God in every aspect of our lives. Jesus promised His disciples 'life in all its abundance' (John 10:10) - that has been our story, a rich life, not devoid of challenges, but certainly abundant. Previously writing at www.homeeducationnovice.blogspot.com, we have come to realise that education is just one area where our faith shapes our choices and direction in life. This blog seeks to share our adventure.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Another study in favour of later formal education

This link is from this weekend's Telegraph newspaper. In summary, 'Academics suggested that infants given more time to naturally develop their language skills in the early years had a better foundation when they started conventional tuition at seven.'

Favourable remarks are made about the Steiner method of education, where there is a greater emphasis on play-based activities, including cooking, painting, drama, singing and verbal communication - I think many of these are things which we, as parents educating children of 'pre-school' age seek to spend a lot of our time doing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9289480/Starting-school-at-seven-can-boost-pupils-reading-skills.html

As always, your comments are welcome!

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