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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10-02-2012 08:53 #1
What would you do - re 3yr old kinder.
10-02-2012 09:00 #2
Id send him!
Might give him something to pour all his energy into.
10-02-2012 09:53 #3
10-02-2012 09:56 #4Senior Member
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Does it preclude him from getting a spot next year in three year old?
10-02-2012 09:58 #5
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.
10-02-2012 10:00 #6
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
10-02-2012 10:55 #7
10-02-2012 10:57 #8
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!
10-02-2012 12:30 #9
I'd send him.
10-02-2012 13:38 #10Feel my wrath!
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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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