Recently a friend asked me if I had enrolled my son in a kindergarten. For some reason it seemed to me that they did not do it so early, because my son is only 1.8 years old! I did not even think that very soon he could begin to visit the children’s team. After all, for me he is absolutely baby!
As soon as I began to tell my friend that we were, in fact, still too early, and indeed, we were at home well, as her mother, who had worked as a nurse in kindergarten for 40 years, intervened in the conversation. After talking with her, my opinion regarding kindergartens changed. If earlier I was sure that the kindergarten is evil, and my child will go there only as a last resort, now I think that it is necessary for the child to attend kindergarten.
In this topic, dear readers, I want to discuss at what age it is best to give the child to the garden.
Is it worth it so early?
I know that many parents give their children to the garden at 2 years of age, and even earlier. Some need to interrupt maternity leave, and the kids leave no one with.
I’m working at home. It’s easy and comfortable with my son. And absolutely do not want to be separated from him even for half a day. I absolutely would not like to give this baby so far to the garden. I worry that caregivers will not be able to keep up with so many children. I have heard more than once that children walk around the group in wet pants, and the educators do not even see it.
At 2 years old, children often do not speak well enough to be understood by other children or other people’s adults. I am horrified to imagine how my little son will spend the whole day without me with strangers who do not understand him.
I have always believed that the best way to send a child to kindergarten is not earlier than in 3.5-4 years old, when the child becomes more independent, he easily dresses, eats and can express his needs. And getting used to the garden of a child at this age is much easier, as it seemed to me.
But, as it turned out after talking with a friend, I was wrong. She told that the children who were brought into the garden later than usual were much harder to get used to the team and break away from her mother’s skirt.
She also advised to give the child to the kindergarten when I have no need to spend the whole day at work, because it is better to teach the child to the team gradually, starting from an hour of staying in the garden, increasing the time day after day.
My opinion on kindergarten has changed. I realized that as I did not take care of my baby and did not want to be always near him, we cannot do without a kindergarten. There are no children in our family with whom the son could play. I, with all the desire, can not walk with him for a long time on the street and provide him with the communication with his peers, which he needs.
And I do not at all want my son to adapt heavily to kindergarten. Therefore, most likely, I will give it to the garden in 2 years, but I will not drive for the whole day, but little by little, so that my son will get used without tears.
Dear readers, tell me, at what age did your kids go to kindergarten? How was their adaptation?