Dd will be starting kindy next year. She has been going to daycare 3 days a week since she was 13m so she is used to other kids and being in class/group settings.
Today I met with her daycare teacher for the parent teacher interview and her teacher expressed concerns about how dd will cope with being in kindy bc she doesn't play with other kids at daycare. She prefers the teachers and is very talkative to adults but won't join in with the other kids. She will also often try to find ds who is 3.5yo and try to play with him even though he is off trying to play with his own friends.
Dd has been shy even at a very early age. When she is with me I can see there has been some improvement with her interaction with her cousins and other friends kids. But I do worry about her when she is around other kids she doesn't know.
So my questions are:
1. I am thinking of taking her to the gp then getting referral to have her assessed eg for things like anxiety and for help to get some ideas on how to let her be more confident and assertive around other kids. Do I ask this in front of dd or will this make her think there is something wrong with her?
2. If you have a child in similar situation did they improve with age? Was there anything you did to help?
3. Am I just worrying over nothing and would it be better to wait and see how she goes once school starts??
Thanks if you have read this far and would appreciate any suggestions or experiences.