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November 24, 2007

Some people believe that children should be allowed to stay at home and play until they are six or seven year old. Others believe that it is important for young children to go to school as soon as possible.

What do you think are the advantages of attending school from a young age?

In many places today, children start primary school at the age of 6 or 7 years old. However, most of parents nowadays both work full-time and they are unable to take care of their children in daytime hours, so there is little opportunity for children to stay at home up to that age. Instead, children are sent to a nursery school or a preschool before beginning their student life in a primary school.

While some people think this may be damaging the relationship between parents and their children. Because if parents send their children to a nursery school, they will have little time to spend with their children, in fact there are many advantages in attending school from a young age.

Firstly, those who having school experience at their early age have good interpersonal relationship with others. They tend to get on well with other children of a similar age and be good at making friends as well. This is less likely happen at home when they are the only child or their brothers and sisters are younger or older than them.

Furthermore, children will learn to interact with a lot of different people. They are generally more confident and independent than children who stay at home with parents and who are not used to strangers or new situations. Such children find their first day at school very frightening and this may have a negative effect on their study.

To sum up, I believe that children should be encouraged to go to a nursery school and preschool before attending primary school. Attending nursery school may be the best way to provide them basic skills which they will benefit a lot in their further study as well as giving them an advantages of intergrating into study envoriment as quickly as possible.

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