First and foremost the classroom must be viewed as a social setting where the child interacts with teacher and peers. Thus, while preparing the child for reading and other academic activities, the teacher should not only consider the intellectual, emotional, and physical readiness of the child, but the social readiness as well. Too often this area is overlooked when the readiness of the child is being determined.
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