I am noticing so many parents are wanting to start teaching their children at younger and younger ages. It is wonderful to have so many proactive and loving parents. We all want what is best for our children!
In my own experience, I have pushed the first born harder and have been more relaxed with the younger ones, and I am noticing that pushing too much doesn’t give the child more knowledge, it just seems to yield more frustration.
An analogy that can be made is trying to teach a child to walk before they are ready.
I came across two articles that support this thought.
The first is by David Whitebread. He is a developmental psychologist at the University of Cambridge, UK
Too much, too young: Should schooling start at age 7?
The second is by Andrew Freeman. He is holds a degree in history from UCLA, he is particularly interested in politics, policy and pension plans.
Finland’s Education System: 10 Surprising Facts That Americans Shouldn’t Ignore
This is all food for thought. I am not an expert, but am interested in the many thoughts
I have a three-year-old begging to do school work. I literally had to invest in stuff to give her the chance to have lessons. She didn’t like the fact that she didn’t have school work of her own to do. I had planned on waiting on her to get older to start. She is loving learning and she soaks up every lesson the boys have.
That is awesome you have such an eager learner. She sounds liked a gifted person. May you be blessed as you discover all of her strengths, and help her discover her purpose in life.