This question is directed to parents who have tiny toddlers going to school?
She doesn’t go every day- every other day. The first year was every other day for half days.
She’s not overloaded at all. It’s worked WONDERS! She is now one of the easiest little girls to get along with and she has all kinds of friends.
Preschool programs are so important because they teach kids to get along with their peers and follow direction before it gets down to the time where it’s important to do so. I recommend it. Just be careful that the days and hours aren’t too long.
We live in Boston, MA USA.
Later in kindergarten I would actually stretch the assignments to mean something. I would make them do more ( in a fun way) rather than waste time on “busy work”…. they had fun and it was not repetitive of the entire days event. My kids were educated in Brooklyn and we are now in Florida. USA.
Both girls are good gifted students at t his time, but to this day if there is “busy work” then I am usually the one to get it out of the way. They love doing their other assignments a nd reach for the stars in their projects and such.
I do agree with the one mom that wrote about all the busy work, there is a lot of that going on in a lot of classrooms (though I hope that mine is not one of them), but I also need to caution her. Not everything that looks to the parent as busy work is really busy work. And doing any kind of homework for your child is NOT the answer, especially for 12 year olds!!!! At that age they should be pretty self sufficient in doing their work and it just lead me to wonder if they have good grades because of their moms work or because of theirs?
He just started pre-school and I think it’s the best thing we could have done for him. We moved from an area where he was surrounded by cousins and friends, to an area where we know very few people. (We’re in the US).
Although, I intend to homeschool my son, I don’t want him to miss out on the valuable experience that comes with making friends and socializing in school. Not only is he making friends, but he really enjoys going to his classes and looks forward to them each day.
He goes Mon, Wed, & Fridays.
One thing I must add, his preschool gives him an opportunity to play and paint, but his lessons, come from me (Alphabet, foreign language, music).
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