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Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1). "Kids do as well as they can."
no, because I'm committed to HSing and because I don't think there are really any benefits to preschool. IMO it's just glorified daycare.
I'll share my experience, even though I'm sensing it's a minority viewpoint here.
I did send my twins to preschool. At age 2, they attended 2x/week for 2 hours each day. At age 3, they attend 3x/week for 2 1/2 hours each day. At age 4, they will attend 4x/week for 2 1/2 hours each day. At this program, the time sent in school is relatively brief.
I did find some HUGE benefits. Foremost, my children learned to make transitions quickly and easily. I went from taking forever to get us out of the house and still being late, to having my children cooperate and quickly dress and exit. Our preschool worked on transitions and my children benefitted greatly.
I considered it a "positive" that my children developed relationships with very nurturing teachers and learned to accept necessary limits from them.
I considered it a "positive" that my children spent a good chunk of time playing with and developing relationships with a consistent group of children.
They also benefitted in my view from the structure.
I don't think these benefits are limited in their usefulness simply to children continuing in a formal school institution. I also don't think these benefits can exclusively be derived from preschool. But for me, as a single parent with no family in the area and twins, preschool was immensely helpful to our family and to my childrne.
Just curious. We're planning on HS, but with the *chance* that we can't continue, I was wondering what your thoughts on the benefits of preschool are if you plan on HS anyway. Did you send your child to preschool? Tell me why.
Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 - a teenager, a kindergartener, twin boys and a tiny princess. Follow the Adventures!
Again, I see no reason for any positives to "translate" to hs'ing. The way the post was written, it sounds as though the poster believes they stand on their own merit. Why would they need further justification?
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