preschool

Dona Eileen - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter Emma was born Oct 4th, and I have been thinking about putting her in a preschool class next fall orthe social aspect. Now I know she will be the youngest in the class but I was thinking of keeping her in prescool three years. So she won't go to kindergarten till she is almost six. My fear if I keep her home next year is that she will be bored. She is such an active child I would rather put the activiness to good use. I was just wondering other mom's thoughts and feelings on the situation?

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Tricia - posted on 02/10/2010

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My daughter Andrea is ready. She sees her older brother going to school and can't wait. She is very active and will have so much fun in school with other kids her age. We statred MY Gym and she has fun there. I believe school or group activities are a good choice for those active minds.

Alice - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son Toby (19 Oct) started at preschool this week, just 3 mornings and I must say after only 2 days I can see he is thriving in the environment around the other children, the look of excitement on his face was a real picture when we arrived on the first day. He is a real little socialite and I have always done lots of groups and playdates with him, loves other children so I thought to keep him home would not have been fair. I think as a mum you will have a gut instinct of what is right for your little girl. Good luck in whatever you decide :-)

Dipuo - posted on 02/07/2010

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I work full time and i started my girl(oct 02) preschool at 26months.She is a very busy and active girl,and i realised she was bored at home where she stayed with her nanny the whole day when i take her out to meet other kids she'll go wild,she enjoys playing with kids her age and now she loves her school so much

Molly - posted on 02/04/2010

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I stay at home with my boys (Hudson Oct. 2) and his older brother Owen 3 July 25. They are so close in age I can do many of the same projects and activities with them. I don't think I will send either boy to preschool because we are doing it ourselves. We love to go to a nature center program once a month and to the library. There are so many activites that preschoolers enjoy at home (helping with daily chores, going on outings) that I don't think your child would get bored if you are home and engaging in activity with them.

Rebecca - posted on 02/03/2010

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my little boy is 2 and has lots of energy and is a really out going little boy who loves other children, his name is down for pre school i think it wil be good for him to get rid of some of that energy for when he comes home and also i think its a good idea it gets them used to the whole education syaterm so its not so much of a skock being put into a big school when they are 5 or 6, some children dont need pre school while others really need it. xx

Danielle - posted on 01/30/2010

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Dona,
Cheyanne (Oct. 15th) and I are already busy at the YMCA. We started in parent/tot classes just before she turned 2. At two there are 2 classes she can attend without me (I just have to stay in the building). She loves "going to school" like her big brother (my stepson will be 4 in Feb.) who goes to the YMCA preschool program. Unfortunately the Y preschool will not budge on the age requirement of 3. I am going to try to get Cheyanne into a preschool class in the fall at least 2 days a week. The only thing that might stop her is she's not potty train all the way yet (I think we're getting there though, especially by the fall I have no fears).
Cheyanne is very smart and I feel if I wait until she is 3 she will be bored in school.

So, my recommendation is check out your YMCA and preschools, but only do 2-3 days a week. Some children get burnt out on school and don't do well in the future.

Amber - posted on 01/30/2010

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So far(my daughter was born Oct 11) I haven't had any trouble with her getting bored. She is very active and very social! She is an only child so I make the effort to take her skating, swimming, and to a playcentre where there are other kids weekly. For me, I am choosing not to put my daughter into preschool at all because I feel no use for it. I am a stay-at-home mom so your situation might be different but my daughter and I have fun learning and playing every day whether there are other children around or not. If you are concerned about socializing your daughter, take her to a play group, or reading group, or even just the park, so that she has exposure to other kids.

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