Ds is 4 (will be 5 in March). We just had his conference with his preschool teacher and were pretty shocked that she suggested he spend next year in Pre-K rather than K like we were planning. He'll be almost 5.5 when K starts in the fall...I do NOT want to hold him back a year or he'll turn 7 during K!!
His social skills are amazing, especially for being an only child, she said.
She also said he is very sweet and smart. He knows numbers more than he needs to.
Her concerns were his fine motor skills. She said they are very weak. He never wants to cut or color or anything at home, so I'm sure that's part of it. We have bought all kinds of markers, crayons, paper, fun scissors, etc, and I try to encourage him to do some every day. What can I do? Should I find a junior Kumon class or something similar to help him? I just really don't want to hold him back from K.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:18 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in General Parenting
I think the Kumon class may be a good idea. Have you tried having a family craft night? Something the whole family could do together and display somewhere? Or take him to the craft store with you and let him pick something. Oh, you could try going on www.orientaltrading.com and letting him pick a craft project to order. Other than that, I don't really know. I understand not wanting to hold him back, but maybe if he stayed in pre-k for another year, and you worked on the kindergarten stuff at home with him, he could skip kinder and go straight to first. You could talk to the school district about it and get the kinder curriculum (sp?) so you know what to work on. Some kids just take a little extra time in some areas.. don't get too stressed about it. Hang in there mama
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