my 2.6 yr old boy's behaviour really confuses me.. smtimes it makes me feel guilty if i put him in school a little early.. it's been a month since he's started going to school.. the 1st day he was there for 2 hours after which we picked him up coz he was crying. the 2nd day he stayed for the whole 3.5 hours.. 3 day was fine as well but ater which he got viral fever and missed school for 2 days.. the problem started then, since then he cries while getting inside the school premises.. but we cant come to the conclusion that he doesnt like it there.. he joys what he does there and very eagerly tells wht he did throughout the day.. its just that he says he doesnt want to go... wht do we do? anybody of faced a similar problem? how did u over come it?
My daughter hasn't started school yet but I have some teaching experience and so i can understand what u r facing.. Trust me, it's a problem faced by many parents+ a lot of ppl face these issues twice once in Playgroup n then in grade 1 again when the child's school timings are suddenly increased.
U just need to give him time to settle down.. Some kids settle quickly while others take their time.. Sometimes upto a month- I had a grade 1 student once who took a month to settle down in class!!
Ur son has just started school, i'm sure he'll be ok in sometime.. Just be patient n if he's ok once he enters school n enjoys his day at school,I think half of ur worries r already solved..
Good luck. Take care.
my kid nearly the same age of your kid. i put him in playgroup(PG) when he was 2yrs, was not ready to stay in the PG alone. I had to be there with him for nearly a month after which he slowely started settling. Also, in the begining PG is of 1 hr & slowly they increase it to 2 hrs. See if you are allowed to sit with him for a few days, till he gets used to the teachers & children there. dont worry...he should settle soon, give him the time.....dont be hasty......hope this helps.
This is a problem that most of the kids face......They are just 2 or 21/2 when they are put in play group...at this age being away from mother for even 15min is a gr8 challenge for them......Up to me preschools should also not be functioning like schools...they must act as a place were the kids are nurtured for and cared with educational aids for them to excel in school...
They should be making kids feel happy the moment they are asked to go to schools..building a strong like towards going to schools will help them in accepting to the environment and they start learning on their own.......
I faced the same problem with my son.....I just thought of these facts and came up with a thought of starting my own center...
providing kids with a place like home with only toys around...in that way i think they get more active and start to mingle with groups....this is what is more essential when it comes to kids of that age...so that when they are happy being together they learn things effortlessly.....
Iam aiming for a center when learning goes effortlessly and the eargerness of knowing things become a habit.....
Let me know if anybody would be interested....experienced Moms can make a difference in the pattern of grooming kids..
Your son enjoying the school he goes to is a good thing. Even my son did the same thing the initial 2 months he went for school. He enjoys the school time but when we go there to leave him he'll not go but once he's inside, he starts with his daily schedule.
Please find out what the schedule is like in school. Cos since my son goes to a montessori school, they have circle time before they leave. So every time i leave him i tell him that i'll come to pick him up after he finishes his circle time and sings his 'bye bye' song. Consistency helps and toddlers like to know what is going to happen next and if your boy sees that this is happening regularly, he'll become more comfortable going to school. Also it might help if you say out his schedule or put it up as a chart and stick it in your house somewhere. So he knows after taking bath, he drinks his milk and then wears his shoes, takes his bag and goes to school. Scheduling makes toddlers feel more secure about things that are happening around them.