I posted only a few times on this forum, on the breastfeeding side.
I come back today for a completely different question.
Our daughter, 32 months old, is kind of ... surprising.
She's not "gifted", not doing any incredible things; No; However, she really looks a bit "early", and I am a bit worried about what to do with her, especially about her entry at school next year. (we are french, I work full time, so I have no other choice but to let her go at school by next september).
First thing, just to explain quickly what is surprising to our eyes (especially compared to her brother)
- Aged 31 months, she drew an almost complete "bonhomme" = man with complete smiling face, real body, legs and feet. We were so surprised, she was scared and completely stopped any figuration drawing since
- She talks surprisingly well, doing perfect sentences with perfect vocabulary, good grammar and conjugating (and in french, it's really complicated!!!)
- At the "creche" (place where she is during the day when I work), after only a few tries she was able to do a complicated game based on understanding a matrix, the lady explained that only a few kids normally do that at the very end of the year (in june) and after a lot of training on the game, so she did it 8 months earlier after seeing the game a couple of times
- I realized she learns the order of her color pencils (!!!) to replace them in the right order (she really NEEDS everything to be in a perfect order)
- Tonight we played kid-scrabble for the first time, she immediatly understood that she had to place the A letter on the A of the cardboard, the B and so on, she played simply... normally!
Nothing incredible, not "gifted", but a clever little girl.
Now, my issue:
In france, kids aged 6 have homework, so my son does his homework every evening. Of course, my daughter also wants homework. I finally bought a book of school exercise for 2-3 years old. She's mad about it, she wants "more work", any time, waking up, she wants to "work"; obviously, the book is almost finished, she does about 10 pages everytime.
I know that I have to "feed" her, but I am a bit scared of doing the teachers job; I am scared that my daughter will get bored at school next year; i am scared that her teacher is not happy with me teaching...
I guess you had this kind of issue with your childs, so I would love to receive some advices
Thank you very much,
Emma (from France)