Son starting kindergarten without preschool experience
My son is 4, turning 5 in september. My in-laws have pushed and pushed me not to enroll him in kindergarten this year because they don't think he's ready, in some ways I agree, but in others, I know he wants it so bad, and I personally think kids should start formal education earlier than he has. I intended to enroll him in prek this year, at least, because my husband and I were at odds over him being ready (he is of the same mind as his parents). When I went to register him, the school told me he was too old for pre-k, so I talked it over with hubby and enrolled him in kindergarten.
I am a SAHM without a lisence, so my son has minimal opportunity for socialization, the one skill he lacks in that makes me nervous about him starting K in september, so my question is, how can I help him prepare? We have started taking him to sunday school, but that is only one day a week, and he is the youngest/smallest in the class. We have tried with some things, such as we know he will have assigned seating in the classroom that will change periodically, so we have assigned him a seat at our dining table and change it every week or two. This has helped a little with getting him to understand the concept. I have tried to institute a meal routine in my house for nearly 5 years, with no success, though we are all sitting down to supper together now where we used to eat on the go, or on the couch..ugh.
Any and all advice will be appreciated!