I am terrified of sending my son to private or public school. Have any moms have experience with this?
I home preschool my daughter and started at 2 1/2. She did ok, hard to have her sit though. I had a great tiume preparing the lessons and doing them with her. I will probably do it again since we are having difficulties with potty training and they wont put her in preschool without being 100% potty trained. My 20 month old will probably join us as well. I am looking forward to it again.
I debated it back and forth and still tempted to homeschool. So far my school seems to be pretty decent. But if I don't like what's happening I'd pull him in a second.My Sister-in-Law will homeschool her kids.
There is a homeschooling group here, and I'm sure they'd be able to give you tons of resources and advice.
Trust me when I say there is nothing un-social about homeschooling (unless you keep them at home 24/7 and never let them outside).
Think about your average day, do you spend it with 30 people your age or with a variety of ages? I didn't spend much social time in school. I remember quite clearly most teachers having a sit down, shut up and listen mentality. You had fun before school, lunch and after school. Group projects were more of a chore than true socializing.
Your child can still play sports and other extra curricular activities. Plus if you get in with a local group they plan outings, and group learning projects. Plenty of opportunities.
Quoting iamsupamom:I just feel like he would get more attention than being in a big pond. But I also want him to be social as well so I am a little scared
I just feel like he would get more attention than being in a big pond. But I also want him to be social as well so I am a little scared
I very rarely bother to check a board twice, so debate, get mad, or whatever it is that'll make you feel better, if you don't like what I have to say, because it won't bother me :)
Honestly, I don't get when a 2-3 year old needs to be "socialized". All that really means is that they know how to stand in line and sit in a circle quietly. Is that really a skill that they need at that age? Not in my opinion. He'll do much better and learn more with you at home. As far as being with other kids, you can sign him up for swimming lessons or soccer or story time at the library or kids club at your church. There are other ways for him to be around other kids.
You can find curriculum online that will lead you on what to do step by step. www.letteroftheweek.com is a really good one and it's all free. www.fiveinarow.com or Before Five in a Row is also really good, but you have to buy it. You can get the books they use at the library, though.
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