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    • Continue Home school -- Votes: 0
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Home school or head start? Love_beingMOM 18 kids; Michigan 1282 posts
27th Jan '13

I'm not sure what I should do. My DS is 2 1/2; He'll be 3 in August. I just started home schooling him the past couple weeks, mostly because I noticed he started forgetting some of the things he knows, and to give us a little more structure to the day so he can get used to it for school. He is also in Early head start now, which is basically a playgroup that I go to with him 2x a month, and home visits once a week.
I really think a school setting will be better off for him to focus. It will also give him more socialization than the once a week he gets with his cousins/kids at the library, now. But my biggest concern.. will he just be relearning what I've already taught him? I'm not really sure what they teach in pre-school, or what he's supposed to know by kindergarten....? I think he's already ahead of his age group, or at least just more verbal. He's also already potty trained -hasn't had a accident in a couple months- So, it's not a matter of whether he'll be ready for school or not. I just don't want him to end up going and act out because he is ahead. I've heard of kids doing this when they get bored in school. I also don't want his education to be stalled from relearning what he already knows.. Continue Home School or start Head Start in the fall?

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love_beingMOM:</b>" I'm not sure what I should do. My DS is 2 1/2; He'll be 3 in August. I just started home schooling him ... [snip!] ... want his education to be stalled from relearning what he already knows.. Continue Home School or start Head Start in the fall?"</blockquote>




Definitely head start for the social aspect. I don't rely on it to teach my kid (I do that) but I can't give him the social skills he will acquire with being around kids his own age and having to listen to a different adult and follow their rules.

Love_beingMOM 18 kids; Michigan 1282 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Love_beingMOM:</b>" I'm not sure what I should do. My DS is ... [snip!] ... skills he will acquire with being around kids his own age and having to listen to a different adult and follow their rules."

Yeah, I really think DS would benefit from following school rules.. Social rules for life!

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45937 posts
27th Jan '13

Until the age of 5, kids learn best through play.



Send him to the Head Start Program...

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love_beingMOM:</b>" Yeah, I really think DS would benefit from following school rules.. Social rules for life!"</blockquote>




Exactly. Our rules are a lot different at home. I like he's learning not everything will be like it is at home but it's okay and you still have to listen to the adults and follow directions.

Love_beingMOM 18 kids; Michigan 1282 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" Until the age of 5, kids learn best through play. Send him to the Head Start Program..."


Very true!!

Love_beingMOM 18 kids; Michigan 1282 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Love_beingMOM:</b>" Yeah, I really think DS would benefit from ... [snip!] ... not everything will be like it is at home but it's okay and you still have to listen to the adults and follow directions."


Yeah, I think my son gets tired of being with just his baby sister and me all of the time!

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love_beingMOM:</b>" Yeah, I think my son gets tired of being with just his baby sister and me all of the time!"</blockquote>




Oh mine did too! I'm not nearly as fun as a room full of 3-5 year olds.

Love_beingMOM 18 kids; Michigan 1282 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Love_beingMOM:</b>" Yeah, I think my son gets tired of being ... [snip!] ... sister and me all of the time!"</blockquote> Oh mine did too! I'm not nearly as fun as a room full of 3-5 year olds."

Hahaha