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    Default What would you do - re 3yr old kinder.

    DS2 is 3 in May. He is 90% toilet trained (accidents when distracted) and is a very very very very very active toddler. Much more so than DS1 ever was.
    He is extremely rough with DD and finds it hard to control his impulses.
    He is FULL of personality, has a great sense of humour and is very lovable.
    He has currently been attending day care one day a week for social interaction and to give me some time alone with DD. This is being increased to 2 days a week as I am doing Uni one day a week and then keeping a day for one on one with DD (she is so calm when he's not here!)
    We do music once a week which he LOVES and either go to the library or a play date.
    In Victoria he is too young for 3yr old kinder but one kinder has introduced a new class for children turning 3 at any stage during the year and are able to follow instructions, toilet trained etc etc.
    It would be a Monday morning for 2.5 hours which isn't much but then he has 2 days of day care Tuesday/Wednesday.
    I'm considering enrolling him to help him keep busy and be in a structured environment. Although his day care is great, they make no secret of the fact that they are not a kinder.
    Could this have the opposite effect and actually make him more ratty and exhausted or would the kinder program be great stimulation for him?
    Sorry it's long!

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    Id send him!

    Might give him something to pour all his energy into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleTime View Post
    Id send him!

    Might give him something to pour all his energy into.
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    Does it preclude him from getting a spot next year in three year old?

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    No. It just costs about $500 for the year as this program has no government funding. He's booked into sessional 3yr old at a different kinder for next year.

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    If it doesn't stretch your budget I think I would do it. He sounds like my DS was at that at (and still is at 5!) and the more activity the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    If it doesn't stretch your budget I think I would do it. He sounds like my DS was at that at (and still is at 5!) and the more activity the better
    The budget is ok. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't all much for him and could have the opposite effect on him!

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    I'd send him. Send him in pull ups so that the toilet training issue becomes a pretty much non-issue. He will be more tired, but I'd enforce some sort of rest period in the afternoon after the 3yo kinder group, so he's not too dreadful the next two nights. But I daresay he'll have a ball!

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    I'd send him.

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    Ds was 3 in december. He goes to pre kindy, about to pick him up. Its 2.5 hours and he loves it! Costs 250 a term, but much better for him than daycare, and he likes it better

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