Some children go to school at the age of four, why is that? It is not a matter of the-earlier-the-better when we discuss at what age children should go to school. As to me, it is unhealthy for children to start school too early.


First of all, psychologically speaking, children who attend school too early are forced into a premature situation, and thus bear more pressure than their peers. When they sit in a classroom full of competition from other students who are two or three years older than them, it is difficult for them to deal with problems that others find easy to handle. Therefore, they might lose confidence.


Secondly, from the physical aspect, it is harmful for small children to shoulder the burden of schoolwork. According to the statistics, there are at least 8,096 students in a single public school being overloaded wich homework. This results in many physical problems, such as short-sightedness and stunted growth.


 Last but not least, most of the children who attend school earlier than others do not receive a well-rounded education, and tend to fall behind when they enter high school.


In a word, i think that schooling should follow the natural growth of children’s bodied and minds. To start school too early is harmful for children both mentally and physically. In my opinion, children should start school at least after seven years old.