I’m intimidated and amazed by parents that don’t allow their children any screen time in this day and age. My family lives thousands of miles away, and I videochat them daily. It helps us stay connected with them and eases the loneliness of being a SAHM in an unfamiliar place. Additionally, I didn’t graduate high school too long ago, and we used technology by way of laptops, projectors, smart... More
my 4yo just started 4k in september and the classroom is so bare! all the other 4k/kindergarden classrooms ive seen were cool, filled with learning toys, activity job centers, art centers, all that good fun stuff. But this classroom only has tables, a rug, a small amount of books, and school supplies. it just doesnt seem like a fun enviroment for a preschool classroom. The teacher is new and a ... More
I don’t want to homeschool my daughter when she starts kindergarten but I would like to research alternatives to public school that won’t break the bank. I would mind homeschool hybrid, but I’d still like to see what else is out there that we haven’t considered.
Our son is two and currently attending a Reggio program which we love. We are considering moving him to a Montessori program in a year so he can get more academic exposure (reading, writing, etc) before kindergarten. We feel that the reggio program, while great, doesn't focus enough on academic prep. Does anyone have experience / thoughts on this?
Obviously, there are special circumstances where daycare might not be possible or well-fitted to a child's disorder, etc, but for most, day care provides direct and lasting long-term benefits to kids' overall social, mental, and emotional well-being, according to this study. https://www.scarymommy.com/study-daycare-behavior/?utm_source=FB
So first off let me tell you a little about what’s going on. My daughter started kinder this year and I have been doing all the prep work to make sure she is good in class with all her letters and numbers. The school for one is short staffed for kinder and my daughter got placed into a bilingual teacher. I’m okay that the teacher is bilingual but I do not feel comfortable that my daughter is le... More
We have a 3 year old who attended a Spanish immersion daycare since she was 6 months old. She just started an English only preschool. Any suggestions on how to keep her Spanish going? We only speak English at home so we’re concerned any knowledge in Spanish will be forgotten. Thanks!
Hello moms. My 4 yr old son is able to find out the sound of each alphabet and can figure out the starting alphabet of any word based on sound. I am planning to buy him Bob's books. But not sure if I should go with sight words or Beginner reader books to introduce him to two letter n three ltter words and to reading. Pls tell me if I am in the right direction or if I am missing something he... More
I think it’s too long for a 6 year old who is in school for 8 hours!
Hi! Curious out there..how long did it take your kiddos to get adjusted to going to school? Meaning not crying at drop off and/or pick up. I just started my kid going to school 5 days a week from 8-3. She initially was in a 2 day program from 830-230. I've heard it took a child 6 weeks. I've even heard 1 year. I know it'll take time. And it's her 2nd week and so far it's go... More
Does anyone else have this struggle with their kid? I thought at this age they liked school because they still did a lot of fun things. But my son does everything to try not to go. He says he is sick, he "forgets" how to put his shoes on, he tells me his teacher is mean and other kids are mean (he thinks if he doesnt get his way or they want him to do something he doesnt want to do, i... More
How many parents are actually planning on paying for their child’s college tuition? I’m genuinely curious because it feels like I’m alone in not planning on paying for it 😅 please no judgemental comments. It’s not that I don’t care about their education, it’s that neither my parents nor my in-laws paid for my husband and my education, and I believe it means more to a person to earn their way.