That graduation in kindergartens. Summer has arrived, and this means that most preschool educational institutions will change their usual schedule until the autumn.
One of the teachers and the nanny of my daughter are already on vacation. Instead of them, new ones are working, with which neither children nor parents are yet familiar. Not all babies easily embraced such changes. Some whimper in the locker room, not wanting to let mom go to work. They still do not know that in a week they will be sent to another group altogether to unfamiliar children and new educators.
Yesterday, the teacher asked me if I would take my daughter to the kindergarten in the summer. Data on the approximate number of children are needed in order to be able to decide which groups to join together. And then I thought, is it really useful to visit kindergarten in the summer months for a child?
For several years I worked as a kindergarten teacher, therefore, based on my experience, I propose to compare all the pros and cons and draw conclusions. Let’s start with the negative.
As a rule, in the period of vacations, groups in the gardens work a little. For example, 6 instead of 12. In any case, in our city it is. The maximum number of children in the same group that I encountered while working was 48. Just imagine this number!
In the group there was not enough space for games. It was necessary to spend everything free from food and rest on the street. And there – incredible heat! The children were so tired of walking that they tearfully asked to stay in the group and play on the rug. What can we say about daytime sleep, when the temperature in the room reached 40 degrees. Unfortunately, heat stroke in children in the garden is not uncommon. And educators are not to blame.
Another significant disadvantage of attending kindergarten in the summer is foreign teachers. Of course, this is not the whole summer, but for a certain period of time parents will have to trust their child to an unfamiliar educator, who may not even have time to remember the name of your child.
Deal with the shortcomings, go to the merits;)
We return to our sheep 🙂 Groups for the summer period, as a rule, are reduced. I do not know how your kids, but my daughter is waiting for this moment with impatience. She really wants to meet new guys and play with new toys.
New acquaintances are not only interesting, but also useful. After all, babies should learn to communicate with other people. Of course, not to avoid conflicts between the kids. But this is also an experience that will definitely come in handy in the future.
Summer is the time when you want to spend the whole day on the street. Despite the dust and heat. Remember how you didn’t want to come home from the yard as a child! Of course, you can take a walk with your parents, but with your peers is much more interesting. And, you see, in the conditions of modern life, not every mother can afford to spend half a day on the street.
Despite all the disadvantages of visiting the kindergarten, I came to the conclusion that my daughter would not be bored without communicating with children. At the moment I am busy with the youngest daughter, therefore, with all my desire, I can not organize properly the eldest. Therefore, we cannot do without visiting the kindergarten.
Do your kids go to kindergarten in the summer?