We often start expecting our preschoolers to show signs of genius. We are quite demonstrative if our child start displaying a skill early. On the other hand, we start panicking if our child is 'late' with some skills, often leading to more pressure on the child and even teachers.
Early education can only promise to help make the third and fourth and fifth years of life good ones. It cannot insure without fail that any tomorrow will be successful. Nothing "fixes" a child for life, no matter what happens next. But exciting, pleasing early experiences are seldom sloughed off. They go with the child, on into first grade, on into the child's long life ahead.
- James L. Hymes, Jr., Author And Specialist on Child-Rearing
The best we can do for our children, as parents and teachers, is to keep them happy and curious.