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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post
But IMHO I think that it's unnatural for kids to be in that narrow an age group - I prefer to see kids play in a group with an age range of at least 3 years... kids being kids, there will always be leaders and followers and it's better if the leaders are leaders by virtue of age and experience rather than charisma or bullying, kwim? Yet, there are some preschools that really ARE awesome and fantastic and really good positive nurturing environments... I just don't know. I think it's really important to think about it.
The OP has enrolled her child in a Montessori school. All Montessori classrooms are mixed age 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, etc. It's part of the pedagogy.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by RomanGoddess View Post
Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Snow White etc. They are fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm. Why not tell her the original stories? .
DH and I are currently discussing the value of the "classics"? That's why I was checking a few posts back if anyone knew of any alternatives. Sleeping Beauty is little passive for our tastes.
Or do we just save them until we can discuss them with the LOs?
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DH and I are currently discussing the value of the "classics"? That's why I was checking a few posts back if anyone knew of any alternatives. Sleeping Beauty is little passive for our tastes.
Or do we just save them until we can discuss them with the LOs?
I know what you mean. My personal take is to tell them simply because they are part of western literature and, well, I think it's important to know about them even if you don't agree with the plotline, if you know what I mean? BUT perhaps the Montessori approach of waiting until the child is older and able to properly separate real from fantasy is a good way to go. And then the child is also old enough to discuss the story with you.
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