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    I don't think it has much to do with popularity at daycare, it's usually the parents who decide who to invite (if they decide to invite daycare kids at all - lots didn't). We invited the whole class to DD's birthday (plus some of the other class) as when I asked her who she would like to invite she just named everyone she could think of lol.

    DD was very good friends with some of the boys, but a lot of them had boys-only parties and DD wasn't invited, even though she was good friends with them. So in those cases it definitely wasn't a popularity thing, just the parents making a decision.

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    I don't know, but this is just one of my anxieties.

    He's been going to this centre 2 days a week since January, and no invites (he was going 1 day for a few months before that). It's a class of 24 3yos.

    I don't think he's really made any "friends" though. He's introverted and tends to just play by himself. We don't know any of the other parents though as my partner does the drop off/pick up but it's brief as he's going to work, so there's not really scope for socialisation.

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    DS has been going to daycare for 2 days a week for a year now, not one invite but i don't really think it's the done thing with daycare/kindy... maybe if you worked there and your child goes there and you know who he or she likes and if the parents would be interested in coming.

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    This is only my way of thinking, but I would have thought invitations were an indication of the parents rather than the child. Some parents are inclined to invite all of the children in the class/group, some parents will only invite the children who are kids of the adults that they like.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much, I didn't get invited to many parties when I was a kid because I had a couple of best friends and we just stuck to our own little group, so invitations were few and far between.
    I had a great childhood when it came to friends (I'm still very close with my best friend from primary school that I met on the first day I went there ).

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    DS aged 4.5 yrs has been at the same daycare for 2.5 years and he gets loads of invites for daycare kids parties. I would say 1 per month (though 1 month it was 3 in a month). I think its the area we live in. The parties are rarely at peoples homes (indoor play places, organised sports events, reptile parks etc). It is blimmin' expensive! Don't think it's an indication of popularity. Some people invite the whole class. I know if i'm organising one for my ds, I will invite the kids he wants and sometimes add a few of my own

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    DD1 is 4.5 and started getting invites from daycare kids around the time she turned 3.
    since then she prob gets about 6-10 invites each year.

    most kids only invite a half dozen kids to their parties.

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    After 7 years in day care I can count on one hand the amount of times I have handed out any birthday invites.

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    Dd got invited to a only handful of parties (3-5 can't remember) in the 2 years she went to daycare and none so far from school.
    Last edited by Jensha; 11-04-2012 at 19:29.

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    I would never invite daycare kids to my DSs birthday parties!!! So I don't think it's anything to do with 'popularity' at all, just most parents would invite people they know with kids not some random from daycare!

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    i thought i was the only one who had these anxieties lol. I've been wondering about this and my child hasn't even been born yet ROFL.
    what do parents do while kiddies are partying?


 

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