When people start asking me about why I haven’t register Athena to any school yet, isn’t it too late that she’s 4 now? This is what I thought: let kids be kids.
I want to prepare her the most important skills first: life skills. How to take turns, how to speak English and Bahasa (and along the time, French) in a good manner and grammar, how to treat people who’s different, how to have a critical mind and keep questioning things, how to express her anger and disappointment and do something about it, how to be honest even without no one is looking (it’s a thing called dignity) even how to negotiate.
Is that mean she can’t read and write yet? She can. But is it necessary? Not really. No need to be so obsessed about it. The most important thing is that she learn how to read and write while dancing ballet and painting the wall with her drawings.
We’re so focus thinking that school and homework is the only way for kids to learn, while I think it’s not really. And this video just justify my perspective.