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    From what you said about his kindy not enforcing drawing and painting etc, it sounds like they are doing the right thing. Kindergarten is play based and learning is based of the child's interest. They can try and make it interesting and exciting for him but they did the right thing in not forcing him. If he was forced to do something he didn't like or wasn't interested in at that stage of his development he may have developed a strong dislike for those activities.

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    Yeah I get what you mean, thats true. The most he did was trace the letters of his name on 1 or 2 occasions and at school on friday they got them to do colouring in, and toby's was just scribble over the whole thing and they brought that up with me, but what am I supposed to do if he doesnt want to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy_w View Post
    Yeah I get what you mean, thats true. The most he did was trace the letters of his name on 1 or 2 occasions and at school on friday they got them to do colouring in, and toby's was just scribble over the whole thing and they brought that up with me, but what am I supposed to do if he doesnt want to do it?
    My son did pre primary (prep in qld?) last year, and he started the year really uninterested in drawing and colouring. He just had zero interest in it, and that had always been the case. I remember one of the first weeks he was told to colour in 6 different pictures on the page and I watched all the kids carefully pick their colours and colour within the lines and get really invested in their work. Ds picked up a dark blue paint brush and quickly painted the whole page in blue, stood up and said 'I'm done. It's dark because they're in a cave', and walked off to do the next activity. Anyway, by the middle of the year this had really changed and his interest grew. He is drawing fabulous pictures now and his hand writing has really come along.

    im not trying to comment on the bigger picture, and what you should do about keeping your son back or not, just wanted to say I wouldn't worry about his lack of interest in drawing. I wouldn't be forcing it. It may well just grow throughout this year naturally

    his school does sound pretty hopeless though, sorry you have to deal with that!

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    I feel so much better now!! I went to the kindergarten this morning ( different one to where he was last year) and they were great, they said of course, we will make room for Toby, told me all the things they will help him with and so he will be going 4 days a week so that will be great. I am so relieved and it is such a nice place, it will still take some getting used to but they will get funding for him as he is a prep delay I think they called it. Feel so much better now thank you ladies for your input

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    That sounds perfect. Glad you feel better about it. Hope your DS settles in well.

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    That's good that you've got it sorted. I just wondered how old your little boy is? If he's on the younger end of eligibility, maybe he's simply not ready because of his age?

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    That's good that you've got it sorted. I just wondered how old your little boy is? If he's on the younger end of eligibility, maybe he's simply not ready because of his age?

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    Just wanted to add to this thread that I think you're doing the right thing. My parents put me into school a year early and after six weeks my mother really felt that I was not emotionally ready. I still remember her asking me in the car whether I wanted to go back to preschool and my indescribable relief. The next year I was absolutely ready, never looked back, and was fine throughout my schooling. Trusting your intuition is the best thing you can do. Hope your child has a really blessed year!


 

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