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Just visited this class for my ds yesterday and it was great. My ds really seemed to enjoy himself and I know I did too. I enrolled him to begin at the end of nov and am just wondering what to expect about a couple of things.<br><br>
During story/song time ds could only stay with me for a few mins and then wanted to wander around. I know this is to be expected for this age but I had a tough time reading the reactions of the teacher and other parents. I tried to redirect ds to join the circle but he didn't want to and I didn't push it, he was more interested in playing with the trains. I should mention that the other kids had been in the group together for a few weeks but they all remained quietly engaged during the circle time. Should I have done anything differently?<br><br>
He also did not want to stay at the table during the entire snack time. He ate a little of his yummy pumpkin muffin that he helped make and a little apple that he helped wash, the class really was great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and then he got up. The teacher seemed a little bothered that he wanted to play with the trains some more, he had already been sitting for a while though.<br><br>
No one said anything negative and we had a great time. I'm just new to Waldorf and am still learning. Any advice would be greatly apprecaited.<br>
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I would just ask her what her expectation is. Ask her if there's someplace she would like you to take your ds if he is finished listening to the story. I certainly don't think it's out of the ordinary for a 19 month old to not have a very long attention span, and as time goes on, he may be willing to sit longer. At a mom and toddler class I used to go to with ds, the teacher wanted us to take our kiddos outside to play if they did not want to sit for grouptime, so as to not distract the other kids. If kids are all over the place playing in the room in view of the other children, the other children might look at them and decide that they want to play too, when otherwise they would have been willing to sit. Just a thought.
 
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