can a two years old child can go to preschool or nursery school?

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@noriko (1254)
January 16, 2008 4:48pm CST
i want my son to ge to preschool? is it okay or its still to early? i want him to have interaction with other kids. at home when his dad goes to work all is left for him is me. i teach him and play with him too but i still want him to interact with other children.
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• United States
16 Jan 08
Sure. I don't see why not. My sister had both of her kids in daycare by the time they hit 9 weeks. She had to go back to work. My brother's kids all go to daycare after school if he or his nurse wife is working. They learn to interact with kids their own age, get to meet new people and have a lot of fun. Your kid will enjoy it. He may cry, but he'll be fine once the teacher/worker distracts him with a toy or an activity.
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@noriko (1254)
16 Jan 08
then i will give it a try
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@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
19 Jan 08
Here in the US, my best friend has her child in a Preschool and he has been going there most of the time that he is 2. But most of the reason he is there now is because he has a Speech problem, and they are trying to get it to where they can understand what he is saying when he talks.
@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
19 Jan 08
i think it's too early, i mean, there are schools for that age like play school because he's age is too early in preschool, i think the best age is 4yrs old..2-3yrs old children only wanted to play and also can interact with other kids, but i'm not saying that you cant send him to preschool..my suggestion is that you can also send him to a play school..
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
18 Jan 08
Look for a program that is designed specifically for children his age. I understand your desire to have him socialize with other children, but at his age a couple of hours, once or twice a week should be enough. You could look into having him go to daycare a couple of mornings a week, one that has a good program for 2 year olds. You could also look for playgroups in your area. Start with your library and your pediatrician's office. They may have information about local groups.
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@youless (91076)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jan 08
My son went to kindergarten when he was 3 years old. However, some of my friends' children went to kindergarten much more earlier. I think it's OK. But I still think 3 years old will be much more suitable. Before going to the kindergarten, he was free. Now at least he has to wake up and then goes to kindergarten. But in the past he could wake up later and then went to the park. I hope he has enough fun then goes to kindergarten.
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• Australia
16 Jan 08
Pre school might be a little to old..but i know what you mean,i play with my little boy but he still needs other kids. Have you looked around for a play group? Thats just a group of mums who bring there kids in to play for an hour or two,read books and have morning tea.. Im trying to find one in my local area as we have just moved :)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Lots of people have their children in preschool. I don't see a problem with it. They will teach him plus he will have that interaction with the other kids. It would be good for him.
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@sissy67 (225)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I operate a home daycare and I have now for 17 yrs. I strongly recommend a child goin to some sort of daycare or at least some sort of program for kids before they actually start school. I have seen so many kids stay at home 24/7 with parents and then when its time for kindergarten, they have such a struggle being separated and its really hard on them. I really urge this even if its just a few hours a day or a couple days a week.
@noriko (1254)
27 Jan 08
thanks for the advice. can i ask you a question mam? how many hours does a 2 year old child stay in a daycare? if its 5 times a week is it still okay?
@sissy67 (225)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I have three 2 yr olds in my daycare...they come everyday from 8 to 4. I think it just depends on what the family wants.
@noriko (1254)
5 Feb 08
is it okay if for example i want my child to stay there for just two hours is that okay? if i leave my child for as long as 8 hours do you still let them take their nap? sorry for to many questions and thanks for giving time responding to it.
@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
19 Jan 08
Being a mother of 6 I can assure you that by having this thought you are on the right track. Even if you just put him in a daycare for half of day it would be very beneficial. I have some friends who now regret that they didn't. Interaction with other kids is a plus on so many levels. Not only will it enhance his people skills, but when it's time for him to go to kindergarten there won't be any seperation anxiety. The kids that you see or hear about who throw fits on their first day of kindergarten are usually kids who have been at home with their mother or a nanny all day since birth. This is especially helpful when the child doesn't have any family members their age or that live close by. When I had my 5th and 6th living child, there weren't any family or friends who had kids in the same age range. This worried me about who my child would play with, interract with and gain a sense of knowing how to share and take turns. So, I decided to put them in day care for a few hours and it really does work. Good luck with your little boy. Also, look for mommy and me events and playdates.
@noriko (1254)
20 Jan 08
i learned a lot form your response miss dramaqn. i give you the Best 'R'
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Thank you very much. Please do an update so we know how it all worked out for you and your son.
@noriko (1254)
27 Jan 08
yes i would love to give you updates. he will be turning 2 next month and he is not yet talking that is the main reason why we like to put him at school where he will have kids his same age to interact with.
• United States
22 Jan 08
I started school early myself. It is a good thing to see your child excel at a young age. However, they may encounter social problems when other students find out about their age. Also, since your child is younger, they may physically mature later and become marginalized since they look different (i.e. being shorter, skinnier). I can safely say that my experience in middle and high school was marred by social problems. But, if you talk to your child consistenly after school, and make he/she isn't encountering any social problems, it will be fine.