Kindergarten with late birthday -- or not??
My boys (twins) have a June birthday, but were not due till July.
They are in pre-school now two days a week and I am trying to make the decision on kindergarten next year or waiting until 08. If they go next year they will surely be among the youngest in the class. My sis (a 5th grade teacher and mother of boys) thinks I should wait until 08.
My boys are big for their age (not fat, just big) so size is not the issue. One is somewhat advanced (academically) compared to his brother who is also quite shy, and attached to me.
I have to make the decision soon, since it is a small Catholic school and if I am doing k-garten next year I have to get moving on it or there will be no room for them. This is also where they are at pre-school right now.
I don't want to set them up for failure because of starting them too soon, but due to their size--I don't want them to look like they are two years older than all of their classmates.
Has anyone here had to make this decision or do any of you have any advice or words of wisdom? Any issues that I need to consider in your experience?
My youngest dd has a Sept birthday and is among the oldest in her class and it has probably been an advantage for her.