Most children successfully make the leap from kindergarten to primary school. But not every six-year-old is looking forward to this change. Researchers say there is much that can and should be done to make the transition smoother.
In today’s science and technology driven world, a good education is often seen as synonymous with helping young people succeed. Preschool and head start programmes in the western world strive to make children ready to learn from the first day they walk into primary school.
But now a new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) called “Starting Strong” says that educational professionals need to pay much more attention to the transition between kindergarten and primary school. Norwegian researchers, who have conducted their own assessment, agree.