to Preschool? or not to Preschool?

I have a dilemma- my daughter is going to be 4 in October, and her older sister will be 7 in October going to first grade, so obviously the younger is eager to go to school. This year was rough, just having the older in Kindergarten made the 4 yr old that much more eager to learn letters and numbers and colors and shapes, ect. SOOO, I am considering preschool for her this year even though that means she’ll have preschool for 2 years. My oldest daughter who will be in 1st grade only had 4 months of preschool and is doing fine in K, so I don’t think the younger ‘needs’ preschool for any huge reasons, just to challenge her and keep her mind up where she wants it to be. Get my drift? But I’ve also heard that staying home with mom helps kids feeling of stability and ‘free-ness’ last longer and is good for them. I don’t know. COMMENTS or SUGGESTIONS?????

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  1. Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Well, Abigail will have had 1 1/2 years of preschool by the time she starts kindergarten. I think it's been great for her, because she wasn't ever eager to have me teach her. It never went well. Bryant, on the other hand, is very eager to learn and is a pretty smart little guy (he's almost on par with Abigail). I know he would do great in preschool if he went for two years, but I don't want to pay for preschool next year. It'll be too much money, and it will be nice to have a break for a year from paying for school. Plus, I'm not sure how well things would go with him and Abigail in the same classroom (I would put him at the same school as Abigail, and Abigail's class is preschool-kindergarten). So, I'm going to hold off on preschool for him next year, unless I start him mid-year like I did with Abigail. I think it totally depends on the child, their temperament, and your desire to kick another one out of the house and have some peace (although with just one at home, that usually means you end up spending more time entertaining them, and getting less work done). So, this probably wasn't very helpful at all, but it all just really depends on each persons individual circumstances.

  2. Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies June 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Well, Abigail will have had 1 1/2 years of preschool by the time she starts kindergarten. I think it's been great for her, because she wasn't ever eager to have me teach her. It never went well. Bryant, on the other hand, is very eager to learn and is a pretty smart little guy (he's almost on par with Abigail). I know he would do great in preschool if he went for two years, but I don't want to pay for preschool next year. It'll be too much money, and it will be nice to have a break for a year from paying for school. Plus, I'm not sure how well things would go with him and Abigail in the same classroom (I would put him at the same school as Abigail, and Abigail's class is preschool-kindergarten). So, I'm going to hold off on preschool for him next year, unless I start him mid-year like I did with Abigail. I think it totally depends on the child, their temperament, and your desire to kick another one out of the house and have some peace (although with just one at home, that usually means you end up spending more time entertaining them, and getting less work done). So, this probably wasn't very helpful at all, but it all just really depends on each persons individual circumstances.

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