I was wondering how everyone feels about organized classes for infants/toddlers/preschoolers.
Where I live it seems everyone has their children in a variety of classes - Little Gym, Gymboree, swimming, etc. I did try a class with my son when he was young but he hated it - didn't like changing activities every 5 minutes, didn't like having to do what the group did, didn't adapt to the changes fast so just stood and watched mostly. Both this and the swim lessons I'm now doing with my youngest only have the types of games its real easy to do on our own at home.
So, what are the benefits to these group classes? Are they really necessary for any kind of development? Do we need to teach infants and toddlers to follow along with the group instead of playing in their own creative way? We do belong to Moms Club and do playgroups and many social activities, so to me the classes are not needed for this.
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