I sent my 2-year old for a summer pre-school class

@aejey322 (1006)
Philippines
April 23, 2013 4:12am CST
At first I was hesitant. But because I see that he is really interested in going to school, I enrolled him in a summer class. Luckily, he loves it! The summer class will only be for a month. But for 3 weeks, he already learned a lot. He knows how to write now (oh well, it's just basically tracing the letters, but at least he knows how to trace well). But being a 2-year old and as hyperactive as he is, the teacher well not really complained, but commented that my son sometimes is not paying attention and always staying in their playroom. But the teacher also said that it's normal for their age. SO they just let my son do whatever he wants. My son is the youngest in their class. But lately, the teacher said that my baby has improved. He finishes his paper activities fast. So he goes home ahead of his classmates. I am proud of my son. But sometimes I am thinking that it might be too early for him to be pressured to go to school. But I am also thinking that this will be his training ground for the big school.
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@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
My friend's son goes to school when he's 10 months old. I was surprised to know about it. Well, I think kids nowadays is far different from the other kids half decades ago.
@sishy7 (27748)
• Australia
23 Apr 13
What kind of 'school' is for 10 months old? Would it be more just like a day care? Maybe the parents are working and no one is looking after the baby; and instead of hiring a baby sitter, they put the baby in 'school'?
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
I don't think it's a day care and no,not both parents are working. It's my friend who brings her son to the school twice a week. I will ask her about this.
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@sishy7 (27748)
• Australia
23 Apr 13
Ok, I'm curious to hear about school for babies...
@ayeeesha (1134)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
I also enrolled my daughter in a play class. However, it doesn't have any writing or reading since most of them are below 2 :) They just have music and play class ans it's really fun because my daughter is really participating and very attentive. Unlike the other kids who keeps on crying :)
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
They also have a 3-year old classmate who cries every morning when his mom sends him inside the classroom. But I am happy to see my son act like a real pre-schooler who smiles and greets his teachers and classmates every time he arrives school. That is what I was also expecting. Just a playschool. But they are not. They really give writing activities to kids (writing and coloring). But they also have fun time like singing nursery rhymes and the likes.
@ayeeesha (1134)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
I think it depends on the age of the child. They have specific programs depending on the age group and since my daughter is still young, they don't recommend any classes other than the music and play class :)
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
well, yes it should be that way. but somehow I learned to like their program because it trains my child in a way, to write his name, or rather at least start by tracing the letters of his name. He also improved his coloring skills. Though even before going to school, he already knows how to identify alphabets / numbers, but now he understands more what are the essence of each number, like counting characters from the activity page and identifying which number corresponds to the count. And it's fun to see him loving the activities too. Even at home, he requests for paper and pencil because he wants to write. So I also prepared a paper with dotted letters so he could practice. The downside is, he choose to write than to eat during meal time...
@sishy7 (27748)
• Australia
23 Apr 13
It seems that kids are starting school at a younger and younger age today... All my kids started formal school at around four years old at a kindergarten level for two years. Then they started grade one or elementary level at around six years old.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
Yes, my cousin's son also was sent to school early. He was even enrolled in a toddler school when he was still 1. But I didn't followed their path because I want my baby to enjoy his toddlerhood and his own playtime. My officemates were asking me if I will send Kirby to real pre-school this coming June, I am decided that I will not yet send him to real school. I feel bad everytime I force him to wake up earlier than his waking time.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 Apr 13
Wow, that's awfully young to be already in rolled in a school, I started school at 5 and I think most kids start at that age. I guess there is nothing wrong woth it especially if he likes it but isn't it funny that from a young age we're already working hard
@ShyBear88 (16898)
• United States
24 Apr 13
It's never to early but they do need to take it slow and go at his speed when learning knew things. Most kids don't start till 2.5 years old to 3 years. My daughter starts next year at 3. She is a bright little one. Knows her name, can sing certain sons. Very talkative fore her age in such a way she talks like a 3 or 4 year old for the ,st part re,ever things that normally a two year old wouldn't. She starts perk with the others.