Anyone have any recommendations for learning apps for an almost two year old? My daughter got a tablet for Christmas and she’s mainly only been watching shows and movies on it. I try to limit her screen time but I would really like to start showing her some apps that teach words, colors, animals, etc... something that will get her thinking on top of when I read with her and do flash cards. Than... More
Looking for some advice on mixed age pre schools. Our son has the option to be in a 2-3 year class or 3-4 year class, as his birthday is right in between. I'm sure there will be tradeoffs in either cluster but wondering if anyone has experience with this kind of decision? I know the conventional wisdom is to have your child be the eldest in the class for leadership development, but FWIW th... More
My son has an October birthday and the cutoff for school is September 30. In the long run, I’m thrilled for this - he will be the oldest kid in his class, and I know that a lot of boys need some extra time to be kindergarten ready. The question is what to do now. He’s 15 months. Do I push him into the 2-year old room in the fall? Let him have private kindergarten at his preschool then repeat ... More
My daughter joined school 4 months back and initially I was doing half day as she was new to school but after couple of months her teacher said that she does not come forward as she is bit shy they have to beg her sometimes for class activities. I decided to change her schedule and made her stay at school for longer but still I dont see much change. Suggestions?
I want to make it easier to understand when my daughter points at things. I want to know if she wants “this” or “that” between things. How do you communicate with your babies?
I’m in the process of getting my lo into a 3k program. However, it is expensive to do it since the only 3k free programs are either far from us or just not very good so I opted to pay for schooling for now. My question is how many times a week is normal for a 3 year old to go because it gets expensive per day at the 3k/preschool 3 programs I’ve been seeing. Basically, is it necessary to do 5 da... More
I wanted my son to attend daycare when he was younger so he can adjust to playing around kids but my family disagreed because they felt he wouldnt be taken care of properly & they also felt i couldnt afford it so i didnt. now he's going on 4 & my family feels he's having speech delay (& possibly autism) because I waited so long. Parents , any tips on what I can do to prepar... More
I have a 16 month old son. Do any of you SAHP follow a curriculum with you child around 18 months old? I want to make sure I’m teaching my son the things he needs to know and exposing him to a variety of things. I’m having difficulty coming up with a plan and figuring out all of what I should cover. If anyone has a curriculum they use or any ideas or recommendations on what activities to do wit... More
I am a new mommie and I want to homeschool but don’t know where to start. I have a 7 month old and a 2 year old. I have the routine thing but she wakes up whenever she wants and it throws me off because I’m the type that once I’m on routine I like to keep it that way. But I’m also the type that can’t really stick to a routine very well. Ik am confusing🥴 lol.. if you have any tips for homeschool... More
My kids are 2 and 10 months, so we havent started school yet (although we are touring a Montessori school in Feb for our 2 year old...I'm so excited!). But recently my sister had an experience where she was basically scolded by an authority figure because her 3 year old isn't in preschool. She did register her daughter but the school had no openings so she has to wait till next year. I ... More
I would like to know what parents have done by the age 2 with their kids. Or even before age 2. In related to school and play. Is there programs for that age already? I just found out that my cousin works at a school and they put babies in it. I guess a little like day care.
My 5 year old has the most difficult time focusing on any task. He has just started this so it’s not something we’ve been dealing with and I don’t believe he has ADD. He just will not focus. Today, he kept reaching for stuff while doing homework. I moved it so he looked at me and spitefully reached for something else. And this happened a few more times until I made him sit on his hands (we were... More
Today, my preschooler said the word Zip and pointed to his mouth. I’ve never used that word to him. Because we never talk like that, I asked him where he heard it from and he said “at school mom, teacher said zip it .” I asked him again again if he heard it from his cousins or somewhere else but no he kept saying that the teacher told him to zip. Honestly I don’t like that. I don’t think they s... More
How did you know you found the right school for your child? My son is turning two next month and we are considering placing him in a half day program two days a week. The downfall - is that I have an education degree, have been a teacher AND was a Director of a preschool before I stayed at home. I feel as though while I know a lot of questions to ask, I also know the “behind-the-scenes” and... More