Brittney - posted on 08/09/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'll start off with what my daughter does/knows and then what she doesn't know and then you can tell me if she would benefit from preschool. She can count to 30 without help and 90 with help, she knows her ABCs and recognizes them by sight/sound, she knows her shapes and colors, she is very close to speaking full complete sentences, she has been potty trained for 10 months (no accidents for 4 months now), she can dress herself if its easy (shorts, pants, underwear, skirt or a dress, socks and shoes), she can take anything off, she knows all her body parts, understands opposites, knows animals and sounds, answers 'what is your name', knows emotions (happy, sad, mad...etc), writes simple letters (O, I, L, R, U, V, P, W, X, S, K) but not on command, reads her name, feeds herself with a fork/spoon...and anything else I may have missed. She doesn't tie her shoes, sit still for a story, share, take turns, follow in a line, listen to anyone else (but me).
I called a potential preschool but it was all day from 9:00-3:30p and I thought it was too long for her age (she will be 2 next month) and so I was going to possibly send her to school in a year when she is 3, but who knows how much she will know by then. Do you think she is too smart for preschool? I was really hoping she could be around other kids for at least half a day every other day. She is rarely around other kids and she needs to build up her social skills. TIA!