All learning does not happen in a classroom or with a book. Kids learn through all kinds of experiences. Worrying about a child's capability to compete at 3 or 4 is a bad way to begin their academic journey. A happy self confident child understands that all experience is learning and is served well by a parent who does not worry so much about the speed with which that learning occurs.
Failure is Important to Success and These Days Many Seem to Be Protecting Kids Right Out of That Learning Experience.