We choose to discuss major news stories with our child in year 3 – to prevent schoolyard stories/rumours and exaggeration being the first they hear about things such as the French Terror Attacks. Do others do this, or hope that such issues are not discussed in the schoolyard. By this age, children can read headlines and try to fill in the gaps as best they can – often through discussions with other ill informed children. We found it very helpful to discuss such issues at home for this age group – have you?
Posted anonymously, 18th November 2015