When are children ready for school? Many parents have concerns about their children entering formal schooling too early. They question the "hot housing" of their children, and the accompanying stressful side-effects of "too much formal schooling too soon". This book helps the reader decide when his or her child is ready to take the step from kindergarten to school proper. The key is an imaginative grasp of how chidlren aged 0-6 years learn to play, speak, think and relate between birth and six years of age. "Ready to Learn" offers parents and professionals useful "maps" for understanding: the physical, soul and spiritual aspects of child development; how children "grow down" into their bodies; how language and the senses develop; "reading readiness" and the place of computers; whether boys learn differently from girls; and simple tests for school readiness.