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Originally Posted by middlearthmama
I'm worried a bit about the reincarnation philosophy and more about the delayed reading- I have no trouble with waiting an extra year to start first grade, but if only the alphabet is taught the first grade year, and reading doesn't begin until second, isn't that the equivelent of not learning to read until THIRD grade in a "normal" school?
What happens if we move or need to change schools? Would dd be hopelessly behind her non-Waldorf peers?
Originally Posted by canndw
None of my three waldorf kids could read until around halfway through second grade, and all three have done just fine. Typically, the waldorf kid is better at math, and behind in reading (until grade three or four), but I know children who have changed schools and many grade levels without big problems.
Likewise, I have not seen any impact from the fact that anthroposophy involves concepts of karma and reincarnation.
Good luck, David
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