My girl will be 3 in may. I'm reading up on what level of development she should be at this point in her life... and I don't want to be one of those "braggy" moms, but seriously, the stuff it's saying she should just now be doing, she was doing a year ago or more. For example - it says she should be saying 3 to 4 word sentences right now, and just being able to string a sentence together... I have video of my girl this time last year saying "Happy Birthday Grandpa! I wanna hold it!!" (the camera). She now says up to 25 word elaborate sentences- the other day she said something like, ""Mama, I want you to go in my room and get my blocks and come play with me by the window". I have her in the Parents as Teachers program here in Mo., and although it's a wonderful program, funds are low and they keep making cuts. It's a free program through the school districts of Mo. where a teacher comes to your home for an hour or so and plays with your child and assesses their development and gives you info on how to help them along. That's the whole reason I got her involved in the first place- I wanted to know what more I could do to stimulate her. I've had her in the program since she was about 9 mo old. Well because of the cuts, the visits went from 1ce/week to 1ce/month and this year it's 3 times a school year. :( The first visit with her this year was in September, when DD was 28 mo old,and I really wanted to show her how well she spoke and how it blows me away that she can play computer games by herself and navigate around the web. Unfortunately DD was kind of shy so she didn't show off her speaking abilities, and the PAT lady showed me she was impressed that she said "I see you, Mom". A 4 word sentence when she's saying so much more! She DID get to see her play games on PBSKids.org & she was impressed. Finally we got our second visit last week and she really saw how well she speaks then. But still, I was kind of disheartened to get a normal packet of papers showing "where my child should be developmentally"... I KNOW that stuff... we're already there & beyond! What can I do to stimulate her NOW?? I'm not saying I have a genius on my hands, but I'm just worried she'll get into school and be so bored with everything and she'll be acting up out of boredom. I want to give her what she needs developmentally NOW - whether it is for her age group or not. She needs what she needs. I don't feel like I'm getting those answers from the PAT program. At least give me some paperwork from the next level up of development so I can see what I can be working on, and see if she's ready for it or not myself.
I guess my question is, what do you do, who do you go to, and when do you do it? Am I wrong for trying to show her future teachers my concerns of her being bored? Maybe have her start Kindergarten a year early?
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