Without pre-primary school education, my child ranked first… from bottom to top

If in the past, when children finished preschool they went to first grade, then today, before the end of preschool, many children have been chosen by their parents for a “pre-primary” buffer class so that their children will not be “left behind by their friends”. behind”.

These days on forums, parents with children about to enter first grade this year are constantly discussing, creating two opposing sides regarding “should or should not give their children pre-primary school? Cambridge (Program developed and licensed for teaching worldwide by the Cambridge Council for International Examinations (CAIE) – a part of Cambridge University UK) of a number of private schools, so children must learn English, learn addition and subtraction, learn reading and writing, practice Reflexes are essential.

“In addition to attending pre-primary classes 3 times a week, each session is 15 hours long, I also let my child learn English privately at home since he was 3 years old. At home, dad also often communicates in English with his children. After a while of trying, I can give a 5-minute presentation in English without a script. Currently, my child is studying at Doan Thi Diem school,” Ms. Hanh shared.

Similar to Ms. Hanh’s opinion, Ms. Dung (Yen Nghia, Ha Dong) has a child in 1st grade this year. Right after the Tet holiday, she went to school. A group of apartment residents gathered to find a teacher to teach pre-primary school for their children.

Without pre-primary school education, my child ranked first... from bottom to top

“Last year, my sister’s family had a child in 1st grade, and the parents did not let their child go to pre-primary school but sent them back to their hometown. play, then travel for the rest of the summer, then only learn swimming and painting. When I entered 1st grade, I couldn’t keep up with my friends. The homeroom teacher kept texting his parents about his “weak” study situation.

My parents saw that day and night in first grade, but the whole family seemed to be fighting each other at the end of the year. still ranked first… from the bottom up. The teacher still told me to tutor my child more because I couldn’t keep up with my friends. Looking at the “mirror” before my eyes, I was forced to find a pre-primary class for my child,” Ms. Dung said.

From mid-May to early June on parent groups, pre-elementary classes are sold like hotcakes. The parents’ job is just to choose the appropriate group.

With prices ranging from 80-150 thousand VND/session depending on the number of students in each class. For students with 1-1 tutoring at home, the amount can be up to 500 thousand VND/session. Many parents have carefully chosen classes for their children to attend pre-primary school after Tet.

“Your children’s curriculum is now quite heavy if they study at a public school with a large number of students if they do not “study first” “I definitely can’t keep up with you. I’m just now looking for a class for my child to attend pre-primary school. Many people sent their children to school 23 months ago,” Ms. Lan Phuong (Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi) shared.

“Are parents doing too much”?

Contrary to the view that children must attend pre-primary school to follow their peers. Many parents believe that parents The mother is working so hard that she has just entered first grade and has crammed her children like that, making it difficult for them to develop physically.

Mr. Vu Anh Tuan, whose child is in first grade this year, shared that he does not let his children go to any extra classes. I also go to a normal public school. I don’t want to put pressure on my child and set goals that are too big for his ability.

“My child just entered first grade and hasn’t learned anything before, so it’s like creating conditions for him. “Instead of following the crowd, parents staying at home to tutor their children is also a way to see their children’s academic abilities and strengths and weaknesses,” said Ms. Minh.

Same opinion. Many parents believe that instead of going to pre-primary school, they can choose a quality preschool for their children. Most private or international preschools have quite good quality. Children entering first grade smoothly and following their peers is within reach.

Share more about this issue, Ms. Nguyen Thi Van, vice principal of Primary School, Vietnam International High School, with With more than 20 years of teaching experience, he said: “In the past, when children came of age, they went to school and there was no concept of pre-primary school. However, in times of integration and children are somewhat more developed and smarter, it is normal for parents to seek pre-primary classes, especially in large cities where the level of academic competition is high.

However, according to Ms. Van, there are many types of pre-primary education. Some private schools organize it in the form of teaching many skills, mainly to help children become familiar with the strokes of pens, books, and numbers in classes such as If parents have the means to let their children study, that would be a good thing, so they won’t be confused when they enter first grade.

In the case of pre-primary classes taught as “training furnaces” There is a choice to get into a school, but classes like this should be considered by parents. Each student has different learning abilities, not all students are able to absorb them.

Not to mention prior learning. Knowledge will make them subjectively distracted when going to school, not paying attention when the teacher lectures and not bothering to write. This is very undesirable.

“That’s why pre-primary schooling depends mainly on Parents’ perspectives and learning orientation for their children. Don’t follow the crowd, don’t put yourself under psychological pressure, fearing you won’t be able to follow your friends. The key thing is that parents should have time to tutor and understand their children’s abilities better so that their children do not have to study in an overwhelming environment,” Ms. Van shared.