Cara - posted on 09/18/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )
My son started school at age 5 and still struggles in some areas. We are in Nova Scotia and my daughter will start at age 4 (not turning 5 until December)and I worry that she will not excel due to being so young. She starts Pre School in 2 weeks but has no interest in trying to write her name or tracing letters or learning the Alpahabet. She can count to 20 and say the alphabet, but cannot tell you a letter or number if shown to her. My son was actually more advanced than this, but is behind on coloring and using scissors. He can read at a higher level and is great in math. I know a few younger boys that started at age 4 and all have to do extra work to keep up and are not doing well. I don't want to put my daughter in this position...but everyone says "girls are different" Thoughts?