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How early should a toddler begin schooling?
« on: March 28, 2008, 11:34:37 AM »

Moms,

What age is the right time to send kids to school? even if its just play school.
Julian's friend who's just 2...will start next school year.  Julian is turning 2 on June.
Isn't it too early? or ganun na talaga ngayon?  Please advise. Thanks...
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Re: HOW EARLY SHOULD A TODDLER BEGIN SCHOOLING?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 11:56:25 AM »

My daughter just turned 3 when I started her schooling. That's because the house is getting too small for her. I felt she needed space to run, play, do artworks, make noises, make a mess and make friends. Only child pa lang siya noon and the only child at home. That's why we aren't so concious of her school grades, we're just after her social skills development.

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Re: HOW EARLY SHOULD A TODDLER BEGIN SCHOOLING?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 04:29:30 PM »

I think 3 y.o. is okay too, mommyjazz.  So I have to wait another year...
Meantime make-believe muna, he often brings his tiny knapsack and tells me...
"babay mama, go to school hunyan".  ;D

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Re: HOW EARLY SHOULD A TODDLER BEGIN SCHOOLING?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 09:19:57 PM »

My son is 2 years and 5 months, this coming school year mag schooling na sya.
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Re: HOW EARLY SHOULD A TODDLER BEGIN SCHOOLING?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 11:23:28 PM »

   yong daughter ko nag start sya 2.7  yrs old ( toddler).
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Re: HOW EARLY SHOULD A TODDLER BEGIN SCHOOLING?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008, 09:04:59 AM »

I think 3 y.o. is okay too, mommyjazz.  So I have to wait another year...
Meantime make-believe muna, he often brings his tiny knapsack and tells me...
"babay mama, go to school hunyan".  ;D
Some play schools accept kids as young as 1.8yo. They spend 1 hr/day.
Mommy May, ang pogi ng boy mo.
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Re: HOW EARLY SHOULD A TODDLER BEGIN SCHOOLING?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 12:21:24 PM »

thanks mommyjazz  :)
 lagi nga akong nka monitor sa mga pino post mo baka kc pwede ang kiddo ko ky lang laging requirements tisoy. Di pasado  :(
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Right age to start school
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 02:22:08 PM »

Hi mommies! :)

My son jst turned 3 this month. Im contemplating on whether to enroll him this coming June or not.

Kayo po? What are the advantages and disadvantages of starting school early? :)
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Re: Right age to start school
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 04:08:04 PM »

Hi there! This is only my opinion. siyempre we used to prepare everything lalo na sa studies on when should our babies start schooling. I used to attend seminars regarding learning tools. College inctructor ako but I always asks my colleagues regarding parenting and schooling. Dun sa seminar that I've attended, the speaker gave instructions regarding learning. siyempre yung bata natututo based sa tinuturo ng parents. How we will know if ready na nga ba anak natin? Sabi niya do some logical tricks. Such as kuha ka ng 10 beads and ask your child if kaya ba niya gawing straight line un, or get two glasses tapos punuin mo yung isa after that isalin mo yung kalahati or yung konti sa isang glass then ask your child if alin ang mas marami yung isang punong basong tubig o yung dalawang basong parehas may laman. I know it is somewhat funny. siyempre satin madali lang un pero sa kanila that's difficult. Minsan kasi dapat we know if handa na ba siya sa schooling not just because of the age na dapat nasa school na. Kasi pag hindi tayo careful sa ganon, there were times may mga bata na huli sa klase kasi sobrang aga or hindi pa talaga kaya. Pero not all ganon... Karamihan lang na nangyayari... Yung isang kawork ko, naging teacher siya ng pre school. I asked her bakit kaya may mga bata na kahit 5years old na eh hindi pa masabi ng maayos yung letter 'S'. Nagiging 'T' gaya ng silya, tilya nabigbigkas... Sabi niya kasi dapat ang unang tinuturo mga sounds,hindi isang buong words agad. Sabi nga niya we can be the teachers... Just only my opinion... My baby is only 1yr old. Excited ako but natatakot because we are the first teachers sa kanila. Diba? Kaya sobrang laking responsibility. Thanks!
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Re: Right age to start school
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 08:53:58 AM »

pag 3 years old kasi sis parang masyado bata to go to school...siguro puwede un mga playroom like lang na puede mo siya iwan dun para masanay lang. be sure lang na safe un place...un son ko kasi mga 4 years old na siya nag start ng nursery...and ok naman ngaun grade one na siya sa big school na  :)
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Re: Right age to start school
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009, 10:11:38 AM »

this will be long but i am just stating my experience.

my daughter was 3 years and 1 month last June when she entered pre-school in the nursery level. a lot of people were saying na its too early for her daw baka daw magsawa agad sa school. pero it definitely depends on the situation and the readyness of the child. actually nung una, kontra ang hubby ko na ipasok agad sa school ang Ichi ko. I convinced him a lot before kasi nga our daughter was the only kid in our house so medyo pampered. everytime we go out, especially kapag sa playhouses sa malls, nakikita ko minsan nang-aaway talaga ng ibang bata. sanay kasi sya na sya lang mag-isa ang nag-lalaro. so sabi ko maybe its time that we put her in school so she will learn to socialize with other kids. that was my primary reason of sending her to a summer class - a pre-school readyness class. Because of her age, they put her on the Pre-NUrsery Level that summer. One month lang yun pero nakita ko yung malaking change sa daughter ko. she became matured for her age and became more disciplined. its not that maldita ang anak ko pero we saw that she would really follow directions and with lesser tantrums na. and bibang-biba talaga kasi marami nang alam. after the summer class, we were surprised when the directress told us that she will be on the nursery level come June. natutuwa kami but at the same time hesitant kasi medyo bata pa nga ang Ichi namin. But the directress told us na nakita daw nila na she's ready for nursery and  kaya daw nyang sumabay sa mga 4 year olds. Kasi kung sa pre-nursery level pa rin daw namin ilalagay eh baka ma-bore lang ang anak ko parang playschool lang kasi yun whereas sa nursery level may curriculum na. so ayun, sige nursery na sya last june. nung 1st quarter exams nila, grabe na-stress ako! 1st time mom ako and anghirap talaga ng mga lessons hindi ko alam kung pano ko ituturo sa anak ko. hindi kasi lahat napi-pick up niya so sabi ko eto na nga ba eh bakit kasi nasa nursery na sya agad. sabi ni hubby wag ko daw i-force, kung ano lang yung ma-pick-up na lesson yun lang. so ang ginawa ko, i made some flash cards etc. ginawa kong parang game yung mga lessons niya so enjoy sya, awa ng Diyos may na-perfect pa ang anak ko dun sa exams niya.

nung 1st quarter na parent-teachers conference, kinausap ko yung teacher niya. very particular ako kugn napag-iiwanan ba ang anak ko sa class nila. sabi nung teacher nila very active nga daw ang anak ko especially sa mga activities although sa reading and language medyo fair lang sya which I expected already kasi yung mga classmates niya dumaan ng pre-nursery and they are english-speakers (yung anak ko Tagalog). I consulted about hiring a private tutor kasi nga i feel na hindi ako ganon ka-effective magturo sa anak ko. But the teacher said its too early saka na daw ang tutor kapag nasa grade school na, if we really like. for the meantime, i-enjoy na lang daw ng anak ko yung class niya, i-guide lang daw and wag masyadong i-force. so after that talk, medyo nakahinga ako ng maluwag. hindi na stressful sakin ang mga quarterly exams nila. we just let her enjoy everyday of her class. mas tinutukan ko na lang yung behaviour niya -i always check kung may "happy face" stamp (stands for good behavior) sya whenever I'm home from work. shempre plus na rin yung may "star" stamp sya which means na naging ok sya sa lessons nila.

ngayon nasa 3rd quarter na sila and I am proud to say na nakikipagsabayan na sya sa mga classmates niya sa reading and language. saka almost monthly rin pala ang programs and activities sa pre-school na shempre very excited palagi ang mga kids. she even joined their school's dance contest during their Talent Show Activity, and she even grabbed the 1st place - natalo niya lahat pati mga nasa Prep level which we are very proud of.

sorry mahaba ang kuwento ko pero i can really say na it was a good choice for us to put our Ichi to school kahit na 3 yrs old pa lang sya. Ibang-iba na sya ngayon, even my mom was always telling us na malaking improvement on her - marami nang alam. Hindi sya mahiyain, she's very independent and responsible (she even arranges her bed after waking up, she also arranges her things and always maintains cleanliness of her bedroom) compared nung hindi pa sya nag-school. this coming june, 4 yrs and 1 mo. pa lang sya pero Kinder na sya. Kami ni hubby, carry lang kumbaga kung kaya naman ng anak ko okay lang. she's enjoying it in fact every night she asks me every night kung may assignment daw ba sila. gusto nga niya sagutan na lahat nung workbooks niya eh. so ang ginagawa ko bumibili na lang ako ng mga activity books para yun ang sasagutan namin kapag gusto pa nyang mag-aral sa gabi.

i must say there is really no right age to start school, it always depends on the child's readyness. and malaking factor din yung right choice of school saka yung condition nung family (like if the mom is a plain housewife - she can always be the first teacher of her kid even when they are at home.) sa kin kasi working mom ako so hindi talaga ako makatutok sa learning ng anak ko.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009, 10:17:31 AM »

it depends kasi sis sa kiddos natin. age doesn't matter kasi when it comes to readiness in school. yung iba ambata pa pero interested na yung iba ayaw pa. at depende kasi sa school na papasukan ng bata. mostly kasi sa mga traditional tinuturuan agad ang mga bata na magsulat, magbasa etc., na hindi pa ready ang bata at hindi umaayon sa devt ng bata, may pressure ba! sa mga age na ganyan effective ang play while learning. akala nila naglalaro lang pero natututo na pala.
in my son's case naman, 2 1/2 sya that time nung sumali sya sa day care, saling pusa lang. pinasok ko sya hindi para matuto ng mga alphabet, numbers etc (though alam na niya). ang main goal ko lang eh para may makasalamuha syang ibang bata. nag-iisa lang kasi sya dati parati sa tinitirhan namin, walang kalaro. ok naman ang result kasi di sya naging mahiyain. at pag ayaw nyang pumasok di ko pinipilit at di niya natapos ang school hehe! ako na lang nagtuturo sa kanya. naglalaro kami pero at the same time tinuturuan ko sya. ex. kunwari magdo draw kami ng kahit ano, kahit bilog bilugan o guhit guhitan lang niya yung papel ok lang yun at least nadedevelop yung motor skills niya. at marami pang iba. my son is now 5 & his enjoying school. if you don't have time, you can enroll him/her sa age appropriate na school, yung fun while learning. yung "gymboree" type na school. kailangan din kasi maituro natin sa kanila na hindi lang "kailangan" (ang pagaaral) or "chore" kundi masaya ang mag-aral para hindi sila nagsasawa sa school. ;) :)
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2009, 03:05:12 PM »

hihi! my david started schooling at 8 months!  ;D he goes to the toddlers class sya ang youngest then the other one is 1.2 yrs old then 1.9 to 2.8 ata... for our case they allow our yaya to go with david sa room... its ok naman so far soooo good.. david has developed his com skills na, although he still cant talk that well,he communicates very well through his actions and sounds then before he hates crowd and other children pero ngaun he knows na how to socialize and play with them... (he is now 1 yr and 1 month old) and syempre mas naging bibo!!! grabe na ngaun pag ka show off niya with his tricks! ;D and he knows na the meaning of yes and no... in fact you can already talk to him and ask him simple questions like do you want to drink milk? mag nod sya if yes then iling if no... basta kami ni hubby we are super happy and satisfied with his development. I think whats important is that we never and should never force our children to do things na they dont like and they dont enjoy... and syempre we should always be reasonable din with our expectations!  :)
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2009, 10:01:58 AM »

We enrolled my son Jared last June and he was 2 years and 6 months in Day Care.  One advantage is that he got to socialize with other kids of his age... and of course he also got to learn new things... before we enrolled him, he already can already count, knows abc, different shapes and other basic things that we teach our kid.  In school he learned to differentiate big and small, many and few, old and young, among other things. :)
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Re: Right age to start school
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2009, 10:23:40 AM »

Hi mommies! :)

My son jst turned 3 this month. Im contemplating on whether to enroll him this coming June or not.

Kayo po? What are the advantages and disadvantages of starting school early? :)
hello po mommy bbhiraya!sbi po ng doctor ang right age daw po pra mag-start mag skul ang mga kids ay 6,pro for me po 4-5 years old kc mga kids k ganun po ang age nla ng mag-skul n sila,ang advantage po  e madali n clang mkaintindi,naiiwan k n dn po s skul,d n po humahabol sakin,at ang pinakaimportante po ay maganda ang performance nla s class nla kc interesado sila matuto.d po tulad ng ibang classmates nla n 3 nahi2rapan ang teacher kc laro lang ng laro at nagha2nap ng mommy yun po siguro ang disadvantage nun kc parang napi2lit ang mga kids n mag-aral ng mas maaga.
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