So I have a big decision to make. To put the twins in Nursery / pre-school or not? My oldest went to Toronto French school and started in the pre-k program. My oldest son went to pre-school and continued in that setting for JK and SK, second oldest boy was in pre-school, as were Ryley and Zachary for one year prior to JK. Arielle didn’t attend because she had too much anxiety.
Now there is Thatcher and Tanner who are 26months. Yes their speech is a bit behind but it is quickly picking up. Now I know this is going to sound crazy but I think they need more social interaction…….
WAIT! YES I STILL HAVE 8 CHILDREN! But the twins being the youngest leaves them at home all day with just myself and each other to play with. Being identical they are so attuned to each other but I worry. I think they need to learn to socialize with others their own age. Their older siblings tend to do too much for them (despite what I say) and are more forgiving and at an age where they will give in to Thatcher and Tanner’s demands.
Don’t get me wrong having as many siblings as they do is great but having other children at this point in their development their own age would be even better (in my opinion). And lets just get this out there now – I am not having any more babies!
Another important aspect is that I feel somebody else in a structured setting with others their age would have more success than I would in teaching them what they need to learn right now. I don’t have much patience for that. Plus they will be full day when they start kindergarten so I want to ensure that they are ready.
What do you think? Did you go the pre-school route?
Until next time,