Is Preschool Necessary?
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I was recently at Max's swim lesson and this adorable mom sat next to me and we started chit chatting. She was a kindergarten teacher. She was sweet and soft spoken yet seemed to ooze fun-ness. She was exactly the kind of woman that I would want Max to have as his Kindergarten teacher. She asked me how old Max was. I told her he just turned three. She immediately followed up with "Ohh are you going to put him in preschool?" She went on to tell me that she could really tell a difference between the kids who did go and the kids that did not. This got me thinking. Should I have Max in preschool already? Was he missing out on crucial learning and developmental activities? Each day Max and I work on reading, writing, counting, colors etc and I also make sure we have regular play dates with other kids his age as much as possible.
But with that said, do you think preschool is necessary? Or do you feel like it is just another "thing" we fill our kids lives with? I would love to hear your thoughts on this either way.
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