I started googling for some kid related information and found myself very impressed with this community. So here I am, trying to find out what is best for my 1.5 year old.
My son is 1.5 years old now, and a constant question which is lingering in my mind is, does he really need to go to a play school?
Will pre-kg admission at 2.5 years be good enough or not? Me being a working mother, I doubt if play school will teach him more.. I leave him with my parents, so also wonder if he will learn better with them..
Please advice based on your experiences..
playschool is not "required". there are many reasons why parents go for playgroups at the age of 2 years. of course, reasons are different in different cases:
there can be many more reasons, but i have seen these most commonly prevalant.
dont go by what others say. think, judge, evaluate your situation, preferences, ideologies and then take the decision
Hi Sandhya n Anchal,
My daughter is 20months n I too am facing a similar dilemma.. Whether or not to send her to playschool n that too this early..I somehow feel it isn't essential esp at this stage.. Some schools take children mid session in Playgroup n then promote them to nursery in the new session.. I think that is a good idea n it kinda gives the baby a lil more time in his/her comfy n protective home..
I am on a lookout for a good school in or near my place ie. A.E.C.S. layout/ Kundanhalli/ brookfields.. If u have any idea then please let me know..
Also if u could suggest the right age for Nursery admissions..
@anchal-just wondering what kind of unhealthy home environment were u referring to?
hi i m also a mother of 20monthsold daughter n i have put her in toddlers a month ago n i feel a lot of change in her habbits in good sence. i will also sugest u 2 put ur child in a nice toddler n u only c a lot change in ur child.
Hi to all..
I too have the same question.. But unable to find any satisfactory answer.Everybody have there own thinking abot this. Being in a nuclear family I realize my kid becoming so unsocial tht makes me feel that going to pre school might make him social n active.
Yes, parents do get confused , as the kids start growing, whether it is right to send the kids to playschool or not.
Iagree with aanchal, that normally parents send the kids to playschool for the above reasons which she has given. At the same time you as parents need to understand the need of your child and also your circumstances.
Ponder over and see whether you are able to give your child that much time, wherein he can learn or take in information, as they have the capability of grasping in things very quick at this age. If you feel that kids can be given a lot but because of your daily chores, you are unable to do it , think of putting them in a playschool and the criteria should be while selecting the playschool loving and enthusuastic school staff. Thats more than enough.
being a mother of 18 months old daghter and also a nursery teacher, i would suggest sending to play school is a good idea, because in this age child need so much exposure and to enhance his ability good play school is necessory. Child need repeatation of whatever they learned, they will become social, they will open up, you will come to know his capabilities, his interest .
In Pune there is one school, the school's admission are open from 6th week after birth they take care so good care of child that 1 yr child can speak 4 foreign language this is just one example.
Now just think how much exposure does a child need? and what will be the age criteria but the thing is there must be a good school.