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Title: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: myla217 on March 28, 2008, 11:34:37 am
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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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Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mommy Jazz 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.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: myla217 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

Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy may 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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Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: gabneth on March 28, 2008, 11:23:28 pm
   yong daughter ko nag start sya 2.7  yrs old ( toddler).
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mommy Jazz 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.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy may 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  :(
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: bbhiraya 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? :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: rozzy 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!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: sassyennaid 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  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: tayntayn 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.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: kalix 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. ;) :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: cutiejoy 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!  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: momi rmi 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. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: nicobee 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.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ida on January 27, 2009, 10:41:45 am
hi mga momsies, pasakay lang sa thread. for me kasi, my daughter is 3 1/2 y/o, hindi ko pa sya pinagaaral, ask ko din siya kung gusto na niya mag-school, oo daw sa ballet school daw. so me and my hubby decided na wag muna siyang enroll sa pre-school, parang masyado pa ngang maaga, at baka magsawa lang agd. kaya sa ballet na lang muna, wherein pwede siya makipag-interact with other kids lang din, tapos hindi siya pressure parang naglalaro lang sila. so i guess mas kaya na niyang makihalubilo sa ibang kids pag nag-aral na talaga siya at marunong n din sumunod sa teacher.  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ace.ara on January 27, 2009, 06:17:55 pm
yung eldest ko 4 yrs old na gusto na daw niya mag school before kc nung 3 niya pinilit namin siya ayaw talaga so no choice kami.sabi nila mahirap pilitan ang bata at sayang lang.kaya puro swimming class lang siya pero ngayon sabi niya gusto n daw niya sa school...hay salamat dis coming year enroll n namin sya ;)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: bbhiraya on January 28, 2009, 09:24:26 am
Uy, Inspiring naman ang mga stories nyo! :) I will defintely enroll him this June na. Convinced na talaga ako. :) But I have a slightly different reason. hehe. Here goes:

My son is sociable in nature, can relate well to other kids kht na mag isa lang cyang bata sa bahay. Mature in most aspects. Very clever and innovative. Kaya lang, hehe he keeps playing "priest" as in talagang nag mimisa siya. and he asks his yaya to be the commentator/choir, whatever. He likes to watch mass sa TV and loves attending mass pag Sunday.
Syempre natutuwa naman ako dahil parang malapit ky Lord c Vincent ko. heheh, kaya lang sometimes I think bka sobra na. Bka impediment na sa ibang growth areas. hehe So yun, para ma expose pa sya sa ibang bagay at skills, Im putting him in school (heheh anong klaseng ina ako , kamunduhan ang ituturo ko sa spiritual kong anak heheh)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: khaena on January 28, 2009, 06:08:15 pm
My son started toddler school at 2.4 y/o and he's doing good in school naman and he's always excited to go to school until now he is looking forward to going to school every morning.

In my own opinion, it will all depends on our child if he's ready and enthusiastic to go to school that is the time we can say that he's ready for school no matter what the age is. When we were looking for school we tag him along and we observe his behavior in the possible classroom and sa surroundings.

We parents, knows our babies best and one kid is different from that of the other.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: sexylab on February 01, 2009, 02:30:29 pm
Nakkatuwa naman ang mg stories na nababas ako rito.

Well as of me, my daughter is turning 3 this July. Iwas thinking din kung ipapasok ko na sa daycare center ang baby ko. Msasabi ko kasing very bright ang aking little Maj. Hindi sia bulol magsalita gaya ng ibang batang kasing-age niya na nakakalro niya. In fact, mas gusto niang kalaro ang mga 7-12 years old na dahil parang mas nagkkaintndhan sila. Marunong na rin mautusan sa laht ng bagay, pra talagang matandang maliit pa lang, nakkaktuwa hehe.

Though hindi pa naman sia marunong magsulat, she loves to draw naman ng kahit circle and lines lang. But she already knows the alphabet and numbers, and even the colors. Un nga lang iniisip ko magpa-iwan kaya siya s school pag nagstart na? Mukha kasing iiyak pag iniwanan ko o ng lola niya. That's why i was thinking kung ieenroll ko n ba siya o wag muna.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy e on February 02, 2009, 04:48:25 pm
My kid started her school when she was 3 1/2. And she's doing well right now. siguro depende din sa kid, I saw interest in her when she turns 3 and her first day is a surprise for me. When she stepped inside the classroom, she never did a headturn to see if I am still there. She was the only one smiling inside the classroom, some looks scared, and some were even crying. So far, she never complaint going to school and she's now in kindergarten and just turn 5 last December. Except that we're still having hard time for her to wake up at 7am in the morning since she sleeps late at night.

My boy is turing 3 this October but I'm not planning to enroll him yet this june so he'll be in school In June 2010 when he is 3 yrs old and 8 months, a little older than when her sister started school.

Mommy Elvy
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: bbhiraya on February 02, 2009, 05:06:50 pm
Nakkatuwa naman ang mg stories na nababas ako rito.

Iwas thinking din kung ipapasok ko na sa daycare center ang baby ko.


Sa dyacare ko lang din muna siya ipapasok. Just so he gets the feel of it. :) And para ma expose siya sa other areas of learning. D ko din kc matutukan e. sis, pa try mo din sa daughter mo yug mga educ sites, like uptoten.com. cute. maaliw siya. hehe ;)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: sara_wents on February 03, 2009, 02:40:55 am
my newphew entered daycare when he was 17 mos old. ok naman ang naging result kasi now na 3 years old na siya ang dami na niya alam...

in a daycare naman the kids just play with each other lang and they are learning socials skills..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: bbhiraya on February 03, 2009, 11:17:25 am
Sana ok/maganda yung day care sa subdivision namin. In some daycares kc, mali mali daw tinuturo.


Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: sexylab on February 03, 2009, 05:28:52 pm
Nakkatuwa naman ang mg stories na nababas ako rito.

Iwas thinking din kung ipapasok ko na sa daycare center ang baby ko.


Sa dyacare ko lang din muna siya ipapasok. Just so he gets the feel of it. :) And para ma expose siya sa other areas of learning. D ko din kc matutukan e. sis, pa try mo din sa daughter mo yug mga educ sites, like uptoten.com. cute. maaliw siya. hehe ;)

sige2 momsie, visit ko yan site n yan nga para mas maaliw kaming dlawa hehe
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: stargazer on February 16, 2009, 04:45:46 am
my eldest daughter Lana started school when she was 3 years and 1 month old. una nag-alangan yung teacher kasi she will be the youngest in class but she was surprised because she performed better than the other child who was having an assessment as well. kaya ayun, and now she's in Kinder and is currently running for honors.    ;D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: kwissy on February 17, 2009, 07:19:57 pm
ako enroll ko na anak ko ng 3years old siya..nakakatuwa kasi nun sabi ko na mag school na siya,everyday niya bitbit un bag na binili namin for him..siya ang pinaka bata pero siya ang bibo sa kanilang lahat..i think may honors siya this march..mag kinder na siya next school year..maganda na start early kasi ito un times na madali sila makaabsorb ng lahat ng tinuturo sa kanila..nakakatuwa pag nakita mo sila after school na ginagawa nila un mga tinuro sa kanila.. :D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Katie on February 17, 2009, 10:33:29 pm
last june ko sana ipapa school si vaughn ko when he was 3 yrs and 7 mos. kaso ayaw ng school sabi kelangan daw 4yo na yung bata to be admitted. huhu.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: CT on February 18, 2009, 07:44:41 am
hi mommies! I sent my daughter to school at age 4 even though she really likes to go to sch when she was 3. I taught her the basics (pra wala ng nursery). Then I let her attend summer class for her to be able to be confident and feel safe in sch rooms (para di sya mabigla when sch days come)  ;D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: bbhiraya on February 19, 2009, 12:19:25 pm
last june ko sana ipapa school si vaughn ko when he was 3 yrs and 7 mos. kaso ayaw ng school sabi kelangan daw 4yo na yung bata to be admitted. huhu.

4 yrs old as nursery? anong school yan? bkt may age requirement pa?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Katie on February 20, 2009, 10:37:58 pm
sa la consolacion college po- sa caloocan. huhu

last june ko sana ipapa school si vaughn ko when he was 3 yrs and 7 mos. kaso ayaw ng school sabi kelangan daw 4yo na yung bata to be admitted. huhu.

4 yrs old as nursery? anong school yan? bkt may age requirement pa?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: donna_sage on March 02, 2009, 09:41:02 pm
my son is 3yo na, but still he doesnt want to go to school, yung kapitbahay namin na ka age niya talaga, nag school na.... I don't want to make pilit with my son e, with socialization naman okay naman siya very bibo, kasi he attends every sunday, sa children school sa church, he can even recite a memory verse and can sing a church song...
siguro by june enrol ko siya sa prep school dito lang din sa church namin...  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mutz on March 04, 2009, 03:36:50 pm
hi.enrolled my daughter started school when she was 2 years old.I liked the school kc playbased sya.not a typical classroom setting and there curriculum is based on the fact na iba2 ang pacing ng development and learning ng bata kaya the teachers will be the one to adjust sa pacing.d yong bata ang mag aadjust sa lesson.gusto ko kc syang ma expose sa ibang bata and environment kc wala syang kalaro sa bahay.gusto ko maging socially equipped sya.at first iyak ng iyak kc syempre first time ang sya lang dun d kc pwd pumasok yaya/mommy/daddy sa classroom nila.pero later on okey na rin naman.proud na siyang ipakita mga works niya and staps niya sa hands.also, me sessions rin yung school for the yayas and for parents.me mga speakers na from abroad and local silang iniinvite to talk on parenting and learning.satisfied naman ako sa school niya.i guess she will be prepared later on sa big school..medyo mlayo nga lang sya sa amin pero ok lang.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: michi247 on March 04, 2009, 04:42:49 pm
last june ko sana ipapa school si vaughn ko when he was 3 yrs and 7 mos. kaso ayaw ng school sabi kelangan daw 4yo na yung bata to be admitted. huhu.

4 yrs old as nursery? anong school yan? bkt may age requirement pa?

ganyan din nangyari sa pamangkin ko, di pinayagan kasi wala pang 4yrs old...
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: czar on March 15, 2009, 11:35:50 pm
my friend's son started Day Care when he was 2 years and 9 months... he learned to socialize with other kids... he can sings... for me that's a major progress... natutuwa ako sa bata kapag pinapakita niya ang bago niya natutunan sa Day care like new song like "water melon,,,papaya...." with a dance....

i planned to enroll Cedric when he turns 2 1/2 years old.... :) :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: twix1208 on May 10, 2009, 11:42:40 am
^yung son ko nag start at age of 4 kinder na, kasi dito sa bahay natuturuan naman so is the easy way di ba sa bahay talaga, then nag take ng exam okey naman. so ngayon he is 7 years old grade 2 this coming june...hay parang kailan lang ang bilis ng panahon.  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: msals2007 on June 25, 2009, 05:08:48 pm
Uy, Inspiring naman ang mga stories nyo! :) I will defintely enroll him this June na. Convinced na talaga ako. :) But I have a slightly different reason. hehe. Here goes:

My son is sociable in nature, can relate well to other kids kht na mag isa lang cyang bata sa bahay. Mature in most aspects. Very clever and innovative. Kaya lang, hehe he keeps playing "priest" as in talagang nag mimisa siya. and he asks his yaya to be the commentator/choir, whatever. He likes to watch mass sa TV and loves attending mass pag Sunday.
Syempre natutuwa naman ako dahil parang malapit ky Lord c Vincent ko. heheh, kaya lang sometimes I think bka sobra na. Bka impediment na sa ibang growth areas. hehe So yun, para ma expose pa sya sa ibang bagay at skills, Im putting him in school (heheh anong klaseng ina ako , kamunduhan ang ituturo ko sa spiritual kong anak heheh)

Nakarelate naman ako dito mommy. My son also loves playing priest. Gusto niya yung tipong naglalakad siya sa aisle then may hawak siyang bible tapos kasama kami sa pagmamarch kunwari mga lectors din kami or altar servers. Tapos ginagaya din niya yung pag magbibigay ng communion yung priest. Then he knows a lot of church songs talaga.

He just turned 4 last week. Inenroll ko na siya sa learning school, this is his first year. Excited naman laging gustong pumasok kahit bagyo gustong pumasok eh. Kaya lang ayaw talagang magpaiwan sa classroom, til now yung yaya niya nakabantay pa rin sa loob. Siya na lang yung may bantay. I think 5 days na siyang pumapasok. Hopefully by next week mapapayag na siyang magpaiwan.

I think ready na siya talaga for schooling at his age. Sana madevelop ang kanyang social skills kasi mahiyain pa hindi nakikimingle sa classmates and he doesnt answwer the teacher's questions kahit alam niya ang sagot unless na tanungin talaga siya or tawagin siya. Yung ibang classmates niya kasi sagot ng sagotk ahit nakaupo lang sa chair and hindi tinatawag. Kulang ata sa confidence ang anak ko.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: frolz on June 26, 2009, 02:28:05 pm
hi,

my son will be turning 4 this December... and me and hubby are planning na by June 2010 sia pasok sa school.. hindi naman kaya sobra late n yun as nursery?

gusto ko nga muna sa day-care sia or yun tipong summer class para m practice..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: yesha0099 on June 26, 2009, 05:24:08 pm
for my husband and i, we both decided to put our children to school when they were 4 y/o. kasi if 3, for us, it's a bit young for them to go to a formal school. although, we started to introduce to them na what a school look like, what are they expected to do there and what the teachers should be teaching them.  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy_of_2 on June 29, 2009, 11:30:33 am
my son started school and is in nursery, he just turned 3 last may.. so far, ok naman siya, mukhang interested at d naman tinatamad na pumasok.. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: amielle on October 06, 2009, 10:58:54 pm
this school year is my son's first time to go to school. he's 5 now Kinder1. last year pa lang lagi na niyang sinasabi gusto na raw niya mag-school. pero i decided na 5 years old talaga siya magstart para excited na talaga siya. pero i taught him na at home kaya by age of 3 he can read na. (2 years old siya nagsalita kaya natakot pa ko dati kasi isip ko late na pagsasalita niya). now, he's the 1st honor in his english class and 3rd naman sa chinese. ang nakakatuwa pa, wala siyang idea about the honors. di ko rin siya pinepressure mag-aral or magreview kahit pa exam week nila ngayon. kaya enjoy lang talaga siya to go to school.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ☆♥♡unica hija☆♥♡ on October 07, 2009, 07:08:46 am
My son started kinder 1 at 3yrs and 6 months. Di na sya pinag nursery ng teacher kasi advanced na daw yung nalalaman niya. At 3 yrs kasi he can already identify the all the letters of the alphabet, knows more than the basic colors, identified numbers to more than a 100. and can read and even spell out some words. he can spell out days of the weeks, and the all the months of the year. He never cried when he was in school, very independent. Mas umiiyak pa yung mas older sa kanya.
He was 3rd honor nung k1, 1st honorable mention siya nung K2, dapat salutatarion or valedictorian daw sa sabi nung teacher pro because of his absences (more than 2 weeks) naapektuhan grade niya (nagka dengue kasi siya). He can read a (book) at 4.
Nung grade 1 - 1st honor siya. Now he just turned 7 last July 31, and is in grade 2 and for the 1st quarter 1st honor siya ulit and now is running on 1st honor again for the second quarter. I'm proud to say that I was my sons' first teacher.

*No matter how smart our kids are kung di natin bibigyan ng sapat na attention, di rin masyado madedevelop yun.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: donna_sage on October 11, 2009, 11:31:39 pm
My son nag start na sa school last June, 4yo sya. Okay naman, pero feeling ko nga it's too early pa for him to go to school, pero di naman sya umaangal til now.... siguro like na talaga niya mag school.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: tripledfunappies on May 12, 2010, 04:16:04 pm
this june mag school na babies ko to get rid of them weeeeeeeeeeeeee............
hindi kaya sila mag school para matuto ng makipag friends yun lang concern ko... 1 yr 8 months na sila...
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: LiasMum on May 13, 2010, 02:11:46 am
i guess it all depends the situation... my toddler is attending playgroup and alot more activities for 3 hours everyday.. im stay home mum pero need break for alldrama and tantrums,i feel she  needs to learn how to socialize kc only child which is very helpful.. mas marami ako nakikita na improvent since then...
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: elyds on May 17, 2010, 01:09:40 pm
Hello mommy. You can actually start schooling for your child as early as 2.5 years old. The brain development actually begins during this stage.

Search for schools that offer trial classes for free or sit in programs. If you live near Paranaque, Alabang, or Las Piñas, you can try Southville International SChool and Colleges for a sit-in program. Just tell me ma'am and I can coordinate for your child.

Thank you :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: riddermark on May 17, 2010, 02:19:32 pm
i've enrolled my son to a play class at age 1yr 7mos. so far so good! mas nakakapag explore sya and learns to socialize. wala naman kasing masyadong bata na nakakalaro sa house. the class i got for him is just good for 4 sessions (4saturdays) at Gymboree. When he turns 2 na siguro ang sunod.  ;)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: fulltimemom on May 17, 2010, 03:02:14 pm
Hello mommy. You can actually start schooling for your child as early as 2.5 years old. The brain development actually begins during this stage.

Search for schools that offer trial classes for free or sit in programs. If you live near Paranaque, Alabang, or Las Piñas, you can try Southville International SChool and Colleges for a sit-in program. Just tell me ma'am and I can coordinate for your child.

Thank you :)

saan po yung southville international school?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: LiasMum on May 17, 2010, 03:50:44 pm
Hello mommy. You can actually start schooling for your child as early as 2.5 years old. The brain development actually begins during this stage.

Search for schools that offer trial classes for free or sit in programs. If you live near Paranaque, Alabang, or Las Piñas, you can try Southville International SChool and Colleges for a sit-in program. Just tell me ma'am and I can coordinate for your child.

Thank you :)

saan po yung southville international school?

Sa Las pinas po....
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: tintoink on May 18, 2010, 12:29:58 am
hi mommies, alam nio ba kung magkano enrollment sa gymboree? parang ok siya eh. TIA. ;D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: riddermark on May 18, 2010, 02:16:34 pm
total of 6k+ yung sakin. if i recall correctly, 3800 yung lifetime membership tapos 3200 yung sa class (level 4, 4 sessions).  me choice naman if you want 1year membership lang.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: keih liwanag on May 18, 2010, 03:14:41 pm
same here mommyjazz.. i feel like AK is looking for some other things to do. feeling ko she feels like she's just in a box sa condo namin.

when she turned 2 last year, we enrolled her sa gymboree, pero play class lang. once a week. mag-1year na sya naggymboree pero parang bored narin sya.

she's turning 3 this june, plan na namin ipasok sa mga schools talaga. kahit thrice a week lang sana. nagcheck nako... ok ba ang innerwheel sa san antonio vill? gusto ko kase sana school grounds talaga. i checked toddlers unlimited pero building lang din pati yung st.vincent. parang condo lang din namin. sana yung school environment talaga. saan pa kaya puwede?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: elyds on May 18, 2010, 10:12:22 pm
Hello mommy. You can actually start schooling for your child as early as 2.5 years old. The brain development actually begins during this stage.

Search for schools that offer trial classes for free or sit in programs. If you live near Paranaque, Alabang, or Las Piñas, you can try Southville International SChool and Colleges for a sit-in program. Just tell me ma'am and I can coordinate for your child.

Thank you :)

saan po yung southville international school?

Hello po. Southville International School and Colleges has campus po in Las Pinas in BF Homes International and in Paranaque in BF Homes, Paranaque.  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: supermom07 on May 18, 2010, 10:38:43 pm
Hi mga sis,

My son started attending Kindermusik when he was 3 months, then when he turned 6 months he attended Gymbabes at Tumble Tots sa Libis.  After that at 1.5 he started going to Toddler class na thrice a week, then tuloy tuloy na.  Now, he's 4 already and still at Tumble Tots.  I've noticed that he's very confident and independent.  He loves going to school and looks forward to it every day.  Di naman siya nagsawa as what other people would comment pag tinatanong ako kung kelan siya nagstart ng school.

I would say that putting a child in preschool at an early age definitely has its advantages.  You just have to choose the right school that will make learning enjoyable for your child.  And I would recommend a school that places a high value on parent partnership because our participation in our child's learning is also a big factor in helping our kids love school.

Just my two cents  :D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mamacyd on May 22, 2010, 11:44:09 am
hi supermom07! Ok ba sa tumbletots? Lagi kami dumadaan sa libis branch nila but i never dared to inquire. Mukang expensive school kasi. Do you have an idea how much is their tuition fee for kids turning 3? :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: supermom07 on May 22, 2010, 11:47:59 am
Hi prettynpink, enjoy yong son ko sa Tumble Tots at marami siyang natutunan.  It's around 8300 a month for the daily preschool.  Medyo expensive but sulit naman coz of the facilities, like the gym and computer room.  10 students in a class with 2 teachers rin kase.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: LiasMum on May 22, 2010, 05:01:24 pm
Hi prettynpink, enjoy yong son ko sa Tumble Tots at marami siyang natutunan.  It's around 8300 a month for the daily preschool.  Medyo expensive but sulit naman coz of the facilities, like the gym and computer room.  10 students in a class with 2 teachers rin kase.

Hi supermom,

share mo naman details telephone number at location ng TUmble tots kc im really looking for todder,
thank you in advance..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: LiasMum on May 22, 2010, 05:07:25 pm
same here mommyjazz.. i feel like AK is looking for some other things to do. feeling ko she feels like she's just in a box sa condo namin.

when she turned 2 last year, we enrolled her sa gymboree, pero play class lang. once a week. mag-1year na sya naggymboree pero parang bored narin sya.

she's turning 3 this june, plan na namin ipasok sa mga schools talaga. kahit thrice a week lang sana. nagcheck nako... ok ba ang innerwheel sa san antonio vill? gusto ko kase sana school grounds talaga. i checked toddlers unlimited pero building lang din pati yung st.vincent. parang condo lang din namin. sana yung school environment talaga. saan pa kaya puwede?

sis i got this listings pre schools as im looking for my toddler kc pag uwi namin dyan she needs to go shcool

The Little Gym - "Terrific Tots Program"
Ground Floor, DPSI Business Center
210 Nicanor Garcia (formerly Reposo) Street, Bel Air Village, Makati
Tel.: (02) 890-1019 
(offers a two or three day a week schedule)
 
TEA House 
McKinley Road, Forbes Park 
Tel.: (02) 840-5874 
e-mail: Teahouse@evoserve.com 
(toddler/pre-school program 2 or 3 times a week

im eyeing for the little Gym.. let me know if find one!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: keih liwanag on May 24, 2010, 09:22:11 am
^ thanks liasmum.. mag-iinquire ako.  ;D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: LiasMum on May 24, 2010, 06:25:43 pm
sige sis and let me know if you find one, kahit thrice a week kc we will be arriving this early august kasi next year pa siya sa choice school namin kc shes not yet 3..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: keih liwanag on May 25, 2010, 08:46:59 am
sis parehong not yet in service yung numbers ng little gym and tea house. i'll try if i can get their numbers in the net.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mariann on May 25, 2010, 07:36:35 pm
how early?
as soon as they have shown interest to learn

but we have playschools nowadays where they can learn how to socialize and learn while playing.  i've heard some are even starting in baby schools before they turned one.  OA as it seems, but if you can afford, they why not?  ;D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: supermom07 on May 27, 2010, 03:32:12 pm
Hi prettynpink, sory late reply.  Nag out own town kase kami  :) anyway, nasa libis ang tumble tots, across shopwise.  You can call 6876793 or 6876375 to inquire.  The 3x toddler class is around 5-6k a month
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: jackieocampo on May 27, 2010, 04:04:37 pm
i think 3 y/o is enough or kung may makikita kayo sa kanyang eagerness to go to school so let him/her be....

my son is 3 y/o old when he started asking about going to school and one time we inquire grabe!!! nakita ko kung gano sya kasaya ng mapaupo pa lang sya dun sa school chair at matapos ang inquiry namin at paalis na kami grabe din ang iyak niya dahil gusto na nga niyang pumasok...

Gusto ko syang matuto ng maraming bagay inspite of his early age, gusto ko ring lumawak ang pananaw niya sa mga bagay at makapag-establish sya ng friendship at his own little way... :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: BASTI on June 02, 2010, 05:56:25 pm


My baby is 1year abnd 7 months..,

Where can I enroll her for classes?

Gymboree?

Do you have any suggestions sis?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: LiasMum on June 06, 2010, 03:52:32 am
sis parehong not yet in service yung numbers ng little gym and tea house. i'll try if i can get their numbers in the net.

hi sis.. sorry kc yan lang yong binigay sakin!

may nakita kana ba sis for you tot.. share mo naman kc im also looking pag uwi namin dyan!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: keih liwanag on June 07, 2010, 02:03:23 pm
sharing the pre-schools that i have inquired...

inquired PERSONALLY:

Smart Reader Kids
Kamagong cor. Baticulin St.
8963946, 8971166
teacher student ratio: 2:12 (plus 1 aide)
school start: june 15
tuition:    12,500 upon enrollment if quarterly / 7,000 if monthly
   9,500 quarterly / 4,000 monthly
   39-43,000 annual
schedule: 1000-1230 m-f
inclusive of 1 school bag, 1 dress uniform, ID, school materials (notebooks, pencils, crayons, art materials, cooking ingredients), books, field trip, school events
comments: mixed traditional and progressive type of teaching. nice wall paintings, you can feel na nasa classroom talaga ang kids. they have three rooms. all airconditioned. office is with play area, computer area, and little library. they will assess your kid when you inquire. mukhang magagaling ang teachers. they're at the second floor. they will give the number code for parents to access the door. no outdoor area. there are two teachers per class and one aide. aide will assist your kid in washrooms, diaper change if needed.
- DITO NAG-ENROLL SI AK  :)

Kids Playlab Preschool
YMCA Makati, Sacred Heart, SAV (in front of sacred heart church)
9700094
teacher student ratio: 1:12
schedule: 830-1130 m-f / 1-4 3x a week
school start: june 14
tuition:    12,117 / 5600 monthly
   54500 annual
books:    included (+ insurance)
uniform:    included
comments: nice rooms, they have 2 rooms for higher levels, and 1 area for nursery classes. they also have library area or for circle time. progressive type of teaching. good security. they also have parking area. once parked, guard will ask your purpose. teachers are very warm and nice (gymboree style)-english speaking. surroundings (sacred heart st.) are nice and peaceful.
no school grounds. no area for kids to play at an open air.

Innerwheel
Sacred Heart St. San Antonio Village (beside Sacred Heart church)
8958183, 8996342.
teacher student ratio: 1:15
schedule: m-f 8:30-11
school start: june 7
tuition:    26,278.20 cash
   13,194.15 upon enrolment / before nov.16
   11,681.15 upon enrolment / monthly 2500 start july-dec.
books:    2,500
uniform:   370 / 290 PE
comments: traditional teaching, has playground, has backyard for PE, and has a hall for school programs. security is not so tight. anyone can come in since it's run by innerwheel club members' wives. so all members can come in the area any time. there's no guard.

Globe Academy

Estrella St. near Pasong Tamo
8963036
comments: didn't push through inquiry when i saw their location. looks like in an apartment where the apartment's gate is just freely open. no guard.

O'Dea International School
V. Cruz Ext.
8956246
nursery:    12-2:30 m-f (16 students)
tuition:   18,000 dp / monthly 4000
books:   1,700 (5 books) + insurance 150/year
id:   150
uniform:   850/set
comments: inquired through phone only but didn't push through when i saw their location. located in a busy street. school covered with rails/chicken fence and plants all over.

inquired through PHONE only:

K.I.D.S. (kids in day school)
Calantas St. San Antonio Village (near the old SM ACA at Z. Roxas-Mayapis St. near San Andres)
8951105
school start: june 7
tuition:    29,050 cash
   8888 july and dec
   12,000 upon enrolment / monthly 5850 july-feb
books:    800
uniform:    1400 (3sets)

CGF
1199 P. Ocampo Sr. St., Makati City (Near Shopwise Pasong Tamo)
895-4766, 895-7132
pre nursery: 10-12 m-f (15 students) 2 teachers
school start: june 15
tuition:    29,050 cash
   8888 july and dec
   12,000 upon enrolment / monthly 2684 july-feb
books:    800
uniform:    1400 (3sets)

Cambridge Child Dev't Center
Unit 202 3 Salcedo Place, Tordesillas, Makati
8448633, 8448392
teacher student ratio: 1:10
schedule: 1230-330 m-f (offers 3-day trial)
school start: june 9
tuition: they won't disclose tf unless personal inquiry   
uniform: 2 free uniforms

Prima Daycare and Playschool
Ascott, Glorietta, Makati
7558118
teacher student ratio: 1:6
schedule: 130-430 m-f
school start: june 9
reservation: 5,000
tuition:    7400 monthly
   57000 annual
books & materials: 3000
uniform: none

Toddlers Unlimited
7F Alpap 1 Bldg., Leviste, Makati (they also have a branch in filinvest alabang)
8163273, 0920-9500078
www.toddlersunlimited.com (http://www.toddlersunlimited.com)
teacher student ratio: 1:4
schedule: offers m-f and thrice a week schedule for nursery
school start: june 15
tuition: they won't disclose tf unless personal inquiry (but it will cover almost everything, except ID)
books: none
uniform: none

these two schools, either phone not working or they didn't reply to my e-mail inquiry.
The Little Gym - "Terrific Tots Program"
Ground Floor, DPSI Business Center
210 Nicanor Garcia (formerly Reposo) Street, Bel Air Village, Makati
Tel.: (02) 890-1019 
 
TEA House 
McKinley Road, Forbes Park 
Tel.: (02) 840-5874 
e-mail: Teahouse@evoserve.com 
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: riddermark on June 07, 2010, 05:52:37 pm
WOW, lots of infos. thanks sis! parang mas cheaper ang iba sa list mo compared ng nandon sa place namin  :) apart from tuition fees are way high, di pa ako impressed sa environment ng school.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: BASTI on June 09, 2010, 06:17:14 pm
Hi prettynpink, enjoy yong son ko sa Tumble Tots at marami siyang natutunan.  It's around 8300 a month for the daily preschool.  Medyo expensive but sulit naman coz of the facilities, like the gym and computer room.  10 students in a class with 2 teachers rin kase.

wow sis nag ka idea ako...
Thanks thanks...

my daughter is 1 year and 7months.. pwede na siya as i checked on the website

POst ko na din yung website for future reference

http://www.tumbletots.com.ph/home.do
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: chillaxmom on June 13, 2010, 06:55:15 pm
I agree with you mga mommies, as earlya s 2 years old, involve na natin mga babies sa play school wherein they could socialize.. For me, its better to have a high EQ and an at least average IQ for a kid... kaysa high IQ low EQ... that's why next school year, before my son tirns 3, enrol ko na sa toddlers...
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ilovegabe on June 19, 2010, 12:42:49 pm
My son is 2 years and a month. I enrolled him in a christian school. He needs to learn how to socialize, wala kasing ibang kids dito samin. So far so good.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommameya on June 30, 2010, 12:34:47 am
My daughter started a month before she turned 2. Same as ilovegabe, she needs to socialize coz walang playmate here in the house. and it's just play school, they play and learn at the same time w/ other kids.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy_of_2 on June 30, 2010, 08:58:49 am
My son started when he turned exactly 3.. now he's 4 and is in kinder na,so far so good naman..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: FrankosMom on July 13, 2010, 12:09:23 pm
When my son was at 11m i enrolled him in one of the play areas dito sa shanghai. para he can play with other kids and para ma- improve yung walking and other motor skills niya.

Then now he's 16m nag gymboree na siya para sa sa proper training like sing, dance, color, shapes and language..

and i find it very heplful for my son to enroll at an early age dahil it definitely inprove all of his skills.  :D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: apple28 on July 30, 2010, 11:46:45 pm
my daughter is 1.6 y/o when i send her to school. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Stay-At-Home-Mom on July 31, 2010, 11:25:42 am
magkano po kaya sa tumbletots?my daughter is 2.6 years old..evryday po ba un?meron na po bang naka experience sa tumbletots?thanks..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: magilas on August 06, 2010, 01:15:58 pm
wow thanks sis keih for the information. though i'm not from makati area, i can see that you have made quite an effort to assess the different schools and came up with your own criteria for choosing.

we are in qc area now, i'm not yet actively looking (though i've gone to and my baby had tried several trial classes) but i've read school reviews.

definitely worth considering the points you made.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: larzjohn_20 on August 19, 2010, 06:11:41 pm
 :D mga mommies ok lang ba na pumasok na sa school ang 3 years old?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: liams mom on August 19, 2010, 06:33:33 pm
For me yes! :) Hubby and I intend to enroll Liam next year in pre-school. He will be 3 years and 3 months by that time.

Pricey ang school dito sa UAE kaya dapat, siguradong ready na si Liam na mag-school talaga. :)

I want him to be in school by that time kasi kailangan na din niya ng social interaction sa mga ka-age niya. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: wendystar on August 19, 2010, 06:50:23 pm
yup sis. my son entered preschool at the age of 3.5. before the school year, we prepared him by sending him to a 1-month summer class. ok naman. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy_of_2 on August 19, 2010, 06:56:20 pm
My son started school din at exactly 3 years, so far ok naman ang schooling niya now..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: raiden on August 19, 2010, 08:41:06 pm
yep, neice ko 2.5 palang school na, ok din yun kasi maka interact sila with a lot of other kids thier age. down side lang, expose sila sa mga sakit, minsan kasi hawa-hawa na sila...
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Tiger Lily on August 19, 2010, 09:52:42 pm
Same topics merged.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: susannuts on February 11, 2011, 05:32:15 am
mga sis, as a first time mom, hindi ko talaga alam kung what age start na pinapasok sa school ang mga bata, kasi nung bata pa kami i remember pa na formal schooling na kami agad, pero kasi now may mga kakilala ako na as early as 2 years old, pumapasok na sa school mga babies nila, yung hindi formal schooling, basta yung mga learning schools lang sa mga toddlers, parang marami na ata nito ngayon. mga sis, ask ko lang, ano ba mas maganda? maaga ipasok ang bata sa school yung as early as 1 1/2 or 2 or formal schooling na agad? wala kasi me idea, please enlighten me naman po. kwento niyo naman mga stories niyo
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: fegloria1954 on February 11, 2011, 07:37:58 am
We sent our 2-1/2 year-old son (now 28) to a child learning center as his sister is almost 7 years older and we had no neighbor who was at the same age who could be his playmate and friend.

Sending him to the child learning center was not because of our ambition to have him be educated at such an early age.  It was because we wanted him to be children of his age, who could be his playmates and friends.

Mommy Fe
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ravenwillis27 on February 11, 2011, 08:04:56 am
same as sis fegloria1954, my son school last June 2010.  He was 2 years and 5 months old at that time.  Same reasons tayo Mommy Fe.  He's an only child, and lage walang playmate.  Ang result hindi marunong mag share ng toys, poor socializing skills with kids, etc.  Kaya we decided to enroll him na para makipag mingle sya sa ibang kids.  Good naman kasi ngayon maayos na sya makipag interact with other kids, he knows how to share, how to count, can recognize letters, colors, shapes, etc.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: itslelay on February 11, 2011, 02:03:51 pm
 :) enrolled them at 4 yrs old kasi sa house we always have a time to teach them, they are
exposed to a lot of books and educational toys and dvds.   :) depende din naman kasi sa behavior
nun baby mo un, if they are quite active and can mingle with others i suggest 4yrs old. pero kung
shy sya better as early as 3 para masanay.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ♥♥♥mommyangel♥♥♥ on February 11, 2011, 05:18:17 pm
my daughter started schooling last june 2010, 3 yrs and 4 months siya noon, nursery. ok naman performance niya kasi I started teaching her sa bahay. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mom Lou on February 21, 2011, 03:43:45 pm
Pinasok namin ang twins namin ng 2.5 years old.  Kahit na maaga sila nag-aral agad, magana pa rin sila, thank God!  They're now 6 years old at Kinder level (Miriam College) and at Prep level (Ateneo) and they're still very eager to learn, play and pray.

By the way, if you know someone with pre-schooler/s who lives in QC area near Mayon, Banawe and Retiro Streets or Del Monte Avenue, please try asking for Young Minds Learning Center with telephones 781-9975, 514-6457 or 0922-869-2563 located at 86 Scout Alcaraz Street, Sta. Mesa Heights QC (near Banawe St & Retiro St), operating since 2004 with spacious rooms, play areas and facilties housed in a 500 sqm floor area (with comfort rooms inside classrooms) and especially with loving and caring, well-experienced and very capable Teachers.  God bless us Moms and our kids!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: muffins on February 21, 2011, 11:55:21 pm
Hello Mommies!

Actually kids can start schooling as early as 1.5 yrs old.  I remember nga my daughter had a schoolmate na ganun age..di pa nga masyado nagsasalita but then after a few months, you know ang galing niya kase he was able to master the letter sounds as well as number identification.  But of course it depends din sa school kase you cannot tell naman if a child is ready unless you try eh...h nasa approach din kase ng school yun.  My daughter is 4 yrs old now and she could read puzzle words like, number words, colors, shapes and even the road signs.  In their school kase their target is to make them read as early as 2. Sounds impossible but true...But you know at first akala ko magsasawa agad but I was wrong...she really enjoyed schooling!

Hope this helps...
Cheers!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ahyzeyuh on February 22, 2011, 02:31:57 am
my baby will turn 2yrs and 8months by june/2011 im still undecided if i should enroll her or not. aside from the fact that school here in the city cost too much- for me parang its too early to stress them with school works and activities... syempre sa school pagalingan yung mga kids.

if everything will work according to my plan magreresign ako from work and try to be a full time mom para matutukan si baby. then when she turns 3yrs and 8mos by june nnext year baka diritso kinder na agad.. at 2kasi medyo advance na rin baby ko dami nga natutuwa.. medyo demanding and authoritative yung anak ko, gusto niya siya nasusunod ng mga playmates to think na yung playmates niya are from 7yrs old to 12
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: pretty_girl on February 22, 2011, 10:09:34 am
hi sisses, share ko lang. I'm a teacher kasi and based on our experience, i think, the right age to start school is AGE 5.

Actually, depende naman sa mga bata kung ilang taon sila puwede magstart and yung curriculum or kind of teachings na ituturo sa mga bata.

For example: puwede mo papasukin ang anak mo at the age of 3 years old if you're only goal is to develop his/her socialization skills. Yung tipong, almost playing, learning how to hold the crayons and pencil and other very simple things na ituturo sa bata sa school. Kapag mga ganon lang, puwede na ang age 3 pero kapag usual teachings na na parang elementary students and chalk and board style with lot of exams, activities and other things na di pa naman dapat ituro sa batang 3 years old, wag na muna sis.

Based on our experience, i have nephew na s school namin nag-aaral. He started at age 3 and now that he is in age 6, nagsasawa na siya mag-aral. Tamad na tamad na.

So sa tingin  ko mga sis start enrolling your child sa FORMAL SCHOOL at the age of 5 as Preparatory siya and then after that Grade 1 na siya.

puwede rin natin ienroll mga anak natin na age 3 sa Summer classes like swimming, learning the simple ABC's, speaking, reading, spelling and writing. Basta mga sis, yung mag eenjoy sila at madedevelop ang kanilang skills lalo na socialization.

this is just my opinion. depende pa rin kasi sa mga anak natin ang magiging resulta :)
hope it helps.:)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: alexismom on February 22, 2011, 12:52:37 pm
we plan to enroll our baby in a playschool. she needs to socialise with toddlers kasi nagiging bratty na. sanay siya puro adults ang kasama. ayaw namin na talagang lessons na ang tinuturo sa babies kasi they should enjoy their childhood. they have all their lives to study and learn. my brother studied kinder at age 5 then grade 1 at age 6. by that time, he wasn't throwing tantrums na pag iniiwan ng lola namin sa school unlike our younger bro who was 4 then. when the teacher told my mom that my brothers can be accelerated, she did not allow my youngest bro to skip prep because he wasn't ready at that time hindi dapat ipilit.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: muffins on February 22, 2011, 05:25:19 pm
Hi again!

We live in a more advanced world now...iba na yun panahon...kids nowadays are very intelligent.  they're very receptive even at a young age.  Like what I've said, ang attitude ng kids towards schooling will of course depend on the teaching approach.  In my kids' school, there is no learning by force.  Lessons are given depending on the level of thinking and siyempre on the readiness of the child.  If you will see, they use different manipulative materials which they enjoy and at the same time learn.  They play to learn and stress free sa mga parents.  The parents leave their kids for like 2 to 3 hrs very seldom yun mga crying bouts, siguro first day, but the teachers can handle it.  Ang tao kase me sensitive periods.  If you're going to send your kids late like mga 5 to 6 yrs old, come to think of it, bka by that time lipas na yun sensitive period nila for learning.  Every teacher should know that.

Anyways, may I suggest that you bring your child to your prospective school and give him the feel of it.  But you have to be wise in choosing the school for your child. You need to have a good school scouting skills!

Maybe, this could help you.
http://www.preppischool.com/school-selection-checklist

Cheers!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ahyzeyuh on February 22, 2011, 10:14:59 pm
i agree siguro dapat mga workshop o special classes lang muna for those kids between 2-3yrs of age..

i  created a thread, im looking for acting, dancing or any kind of workshop or classes na pwedi sa baby ko. balak ko sali yung baby ko sa mga workshop muna to develop her skills and to socialize na rin with kids of her own age.. so far wala masyado nagreply. but anyway ill pursue looking for a competetive workshop yung hindi naman ako mamumulubi sa mahal
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mworx on February 28, 2011, 01:08:10 pm
My experience with my first born....he's now turning 10 years old.....

At 3, he went to a pre-school.  Dancing, singing, art activities then ABC and counting then Phonetics. 
He can read 3 letter words using Phonetic sounds at 3 1/2 y.o. 
Pina-interview ko siya sa Lourdes School of Quezon City for him to enter Kinder. 
At 3 1/2, he passed the test and interview.
Wala akong ka-idea-idea na as in aral na talaga ang big school kahit na Kinder pa lang.  He was given exams with 3-4 subjects...........medyo may stress pala sa akin at sa bata.
No choice ako since naumpisahan ko na ito........................At age 4, he was able to cope up with the lessons, etc. Sige tuloy lang kami kasi kaya naman niya...................but
Habang lumalaki siya.................na-miss niya ang paglalaro kasi ang aga niyang ng big school.
Minsan nagkakasakit siya................siguro stress and pressure sa school.
My son is in Grade 4 (Lourdes School of Quezon City) and is in the Top 10 of his class.
Gabay ng magulang talaga ang kailangan.

For me, 5 years old ang right age for schooling..................Pre-school.

MAKE SURE, THE CHILD IS PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY READY!



Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: eytellene on February 28, 2011, 02:43:00 pm
ako balak ko this year na mag 3 yrs old na kase bonis ko sa july kaso si hubby ayaw pa kase baby pa daw :(

plan namin is maghanap muna ng day care para she would learn to interact and mingle with other children.. pag ala hanap ako ng summer class para lang may activity sya aside from patakbo takbo sa house.. kase natuturuan ko lang sya every weekend ..

I am planning to buy some activity books na nga at flash cards  ;D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: two_angels'_mom on February 28, 2011, 03:18:01 pm
for me lang ha..agree ako sa mga ibang mommies dito para sakin 5 years old ang ideal time to enroll their kids for pre-school..if mga toddler years make sure na playschool lang kagaya ng sabi ni sis sexymomma..okay din sabi ni sis ahyzeyuh na mga workshop na din muna kagaya dis coming summer marami nyan..kasi in my experience ganyan din ako..aga ko inenroll ng nanay ko kasi nga natuwa sa kin bibong bibo daw ako..maaga din ako kasi ko nagkainterest mag-aral so ayun pero pagdating ng grade 6 medyo tinatamad na ko..buti na lang di nagtuloy-tuloy at bumalik ulit interest ko mag-aral..yung pamangkin ko din ganyan..3 years old pa lang pinag-aral ng ate ko kasi nga matalino din..lahat pinagdaanan nursery, prep, kinder1 kinder 2 (tama ba sequence ko hehe) ayun pagdating ng grade 1 tinatamad na din mag-aral..kaya sabi ko pag nagkaanak ako dko agad ieenroll ng maaga hehe..kaya dun sa panganay ko kinder lang agad at 5 years old na sya nung inenroll ko..tinuturuan ko lang muna sya by constantly reading her books pati pagsulat ako na din muna..tyaga nga lang pero at least hindi pressured..although kahit nga 5 years old na sya dun sa pinagenrolan din namen sobrang advance na turo kahit kinder pa lang araw-araw me homework tapos ipinapaexam yung homework araw-araw kaya ayun nawindang din sya hehe..pero atleast 5 na sya kaya mas kaya niya na pressure..okay naman ang kinalabasan..consistent honor student pa din naman sya thank god :)..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Kuya Xtian on March 03, 2011, 12:14:52 pm
By 3 years old pwede na siguro. Pero sympre huwag naman puro aral, dapat more on educational games lang muna  ;D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: m@m@ on March 07, 2011, 04:16:10 pm
my son just turn 3 and we're planning to send him to non formal school.. i mean yun tipong makapag socialize lang muna sha, learn the basics.. we dont wanna pressure him saka isa pa we want him na masanay na maiwan sa school.. kasi mukhang yun ang magiging problem namin sa kanya yung ayaw magpaiwan..eh pareho kaming working ni hubby at walang pedeng sumama s kanya sa school..kaya ayun pagpapraktisin muna namin sha :D .. now, he knows numbers and can identify colors na.. and yung mga gamit sa paligid alam na niya.. like if u asked what is the spoon for, where to buy medicine, why u need to take a bath etc.. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: - Mommy Jo - on March 07, 2011, 05:28:54 pm
we're planning to send xian to school next year, he'll be 3 years and 3 months old by then. siguro more on socializing with other kids that he'll think he's in a larger playroom lang.as much as possible i see to it na may time kami everyday para sa learning session namin c*m playtime. as early as now, we're already scouting for possible preschool in our town. i think 3 years old inaaccept na sa nursery level. kinda early pero may pros and cons din naman.  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: muffins on March 07, 2011, 10:54:53 pm
Hi there!
I somehow agree to most of the mommies.  Syempre ang fear nating mga parents bka mabigla yun mga kids natin and baka di pa sila ready...ganun din yun mentality ko before but when we enrolled our kid dun sa school niya...no doubt about it...nag-enjoy pa nga sya eh!  It depends sa school.  Yun school niya kase formal school pero parang house ang setting (casa) .  Malaki yun improvement niya...she learned different life skills, pati she learned to socialize with kids her age and pati din sa adults.  And more importantly, na-boost din yun self-confidence niya...she can perform in front of people.  Subconsciously, she learned all those skills and yet she taught they were just playing.  But since she's for now, alam na niya un importance of work... siguro nasa school din yun!  If you're in Pasig area..I suggest try nyo...I bet pati kayo mage-enjoy!

Cheers!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: strawberrycupcake on March 10, 2011, 01:34:17 am
There's this new school na pwede toddlers even 1 year olds can learn to socialize with other kids. They will have a summer program this April and also a program for Regular school days where you toddlers can study in a ballet song and dance day care school it's so much fun for kids this young where they are starting to develop their motor skills :) Pwede din little boys dito.

TWINKLES TOES is a new ballet School and Ballet Day Care Center na pwede kids 1-4 years old for a very unique ballet day care program based on UK it's super Sikat sa London and this will be the 1st one they are starting sa Phils this will opened around March 2011 along Commonwealth sa main road near Casa Milan Fairview Quezon City it develops Childrens love for the arts and music and dance at the same time they develop motor skills and social interaction  plus it's super fun  they develop self confidence and poise of a ballerina.

Young Baby Ballet Program nila pwede kids 1-4 years old
May Twinkle Toes Ballet program din 4-6 years old
Baby ballet basics 6-7 years old
Then regular ballet classes unique kasi sa ibang schools wall ballet for young kids super cute nung nasa YouTube sa UK baby ballet schools na 1-4 yrs old type nyo Lang baby ballet UK sa YouTube :) they also have programs you can choose from where moms can join in too :)

Madami pa sila programs like Little Mozart music classes for kids may violin piano keyboards flute :)
Also other dances like jazz, street dance and adult ballet workout classes for mommies who wants to have a body like a ballerina even with no ballet

They will be giving out introductory discounts with free sessions :) nakakuha na ko :) I, enrolling my 6 yr old daughter :)

Contact number 09175460515 / 09228229468 / 4349928
They are located at 167 Casa Milan Commercial Commonwealth Fairview Quezon City just beside Kowloon house.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: rheign on March 13, 2011, 04:00:47 pm
My daughter started at 3yrs and 6 months... dito kasi sa manila may mga free day care sa barangay... dun ko sya pinasok since trial period pa lang naman... she enjoyed it... now she knows how to write, color, read the alphabet and numbers, parang nursery na din yung lessons nila... kaya pag pinasok ko sya sa formal school di na sya mahihirapan for sure kasi alam na niya... :) graduation nila on the 25th...

btw, may awards sya... 3rd honor, best in math and most helpful...
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: eytellene on March 14, 2011, 07:27:05 am
san kaya may daycare na ganyan sa may NOvaliches banda kase yung dito sa amin nd naman day care school na tlaga :( gusto ko sana nga yung day care muna yung laro na may halong aral  ;)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: strawberrycupcake on March 16, 2011, 08:10:51 am
Actually yung sa fairview it's very near Sta. Monica Novaliches near SM Fairview po :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: happymama on May 03, 2011, 10:36:36 am
hi mga sis,

naguguluhan po ako, balak kasi namin na pag aralin si daughter, she's 2 years old and turn 3 this july,
pumunta po kami ni hubby sa isang private school para mag inquire, pero sabi nung principal they dont offer mga nursey pg1 and pg2 things like that, kasi 5 years old lang daw.

dito nqapo ako na babagabag mga sis, sabi kasi nung principal , na pag ang bata ay maagang nag aaral
ang mangyayari daw po eh, lalaki ang bata na may masamang ugali, kahit daw po e search yan, dapat daw 5 years old ang tamang age ng bata na pag aralin.

kung san niya to nalaman?
may isang dr. daw at gusto nang pag aralin ang kanyang anak at the age of four, actually na enroll na po daw ang bata, pero nung nag attend ang dr. ng seminar about kids yun daw po ang topic na study shows na kung early age pina pa aral na ang bata lalaki daw po ito na may masamang ugali. so dina tinuloy nung dr. ang pag papaaral sa kanyang anak, inantay na lang daw hanggang sa mag 5 years old ito.

kasi dapat daw 1 to 4 years old ay sa house muna ang bata, kasi nasa pag e explore stage pa daw ang bata, at learning on his own ways, curious pa daw ang mga bata sa mga bagay bagay, so dapat wag na muna daw e send sa skul.

tama po bato mga sis? curious lang po, kasi gusto na kasi ni daughter na mag aral, lagi kami kinukulit.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ainge88 on May 03, 2011, 10:50:29 am
Woah. Totoo ba?? Kasi yung SIL ko maagang nagaral 3yrs old (proud ang MIL ko na nagaral ng maaga) masama ugali. Haha hmm, may kuneksyon kaya? ;)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: yshaleigh on May 03, 2011, 11:01:34 am
that i don't  know sis.. ang lam ko lang ang batang maagang nag aral.. nagiging tamad mag aral pag ngatagal.. just like my niece she started schooling at age 4 toddler then instead na mag prep naaccelarate siya kasi matalino so she's now 15 4th yr HS.. pero super naging tamad cmula nung nag grade 4 na.. nag iba na ang mga grades niya from 85+ up nagkakaron na siya ng line of 7 kasi tinatamad na daw siya.

kasi ang mga bata w/o a proper guidance talga ng parents magiging bad ang att nila... kaya nga as much as possible dapat lagi tayong naka support to mold them, lalo na pag nagschool na sila kung ano ang nkikita nila sa environment nila un ang ginagaya.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ainge88 on May 03, 2011, 11:18:39 am
^sis, parang ganyan yung principle ng dad ko samin eldest 2 daughters niya, ayaw niya pagaralin ng maaga, kasi magsasawa daw, sa bahay lang kami nun, pero may weekly activity naman outside like painting chuva. Pumasok ako 5yrs old sakto sa formal school na.

Compare naman sa mga bros ko medyo maaga naschool dahil busy sila mom and wala magbabantay kasi no yaya kami. Mas tamad sila magaral compared samin. I dunno if coincidence lang kasi shempre mas maraming distractions ngayon (PC, PSPN etc).

Hmm, I wonder..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy bong on May 03, 2011, 12:33:12 pm

hello happymama.  :)

i do not want to condemn the principle of that principal and her school... pero kasi it would be unfair for those learning centers who offer programs for children as earle as the age of 2.

ako kasi as a mommy, it is my personal choice na tlagang hindi kaagad papasukin sa school mga bata. one is dahil nga as a teacher pero college students naman forte ko, alam ko madali nga magsawa mga bata sa schooling pag napakaaga pumasok. but on the other hand, it helps develops their mental, emotional and social abilities. with regard to the "masamg ugali pag maaga pumasok", parang hindi naman ako agree. kasi, it is still parents' proper guidance and role modelling, good environment para sa growth and good behavior and development mga bata. i-blame ba sa school  ;)..

pero mga anak ko, they started schooling at the age of 3.5 y/o... medyo worried na nga lang ako konti kasi pagpasok nila dahil nauna mga classmates nila schooling, parang medyo delay na sila ng konti sa knowledge and learnings... masyadong advance mga bata ngayon... kawawa din naman mga anak natin kung left out sila sa klase, tapos i-pressure natin na maging okay performance sa classroom.  :)

opinion ko lang po ito, i maybe right, i maybe wrong, but going to school at the age of 5 is too late considering the very fast pace of children's development nowadays.

hope this helps. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: I love_dadilove7503 on May 03, 2011, 12:52:40 pm
My eldest go to school when he was 3.5 years old. katulad ng anak mo sis happymama, he also wanted to go to school at that age. Siyempre panganay ko yun kaya excited din ako. Sabi nga din matatanda sa min ang bata ko daw pinasok paka magsawa mag aral pro di naman. 2nd Year HS na sya sa pasukan, nawiwili rin mag computer games at magplay ng psp pro magaganda naman grades, di naman sya honor student pro maayos ang grades niya.

Anyway, di ako naniniwala na sasama ang ugali pag nag aral ng maaga ang bata.. Sis meron pala mga schools na progressive ang approach ng teaching, kaya lang pricey sya, ranging sa 60 to 100k tuition fee puwede sa mga toddler. Yung sister in law ko teacher sya ng isang progressive school dito sa cubao and yung baby nila na 2 years old dun naka enroll.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mommy France on May 03, 2011, 01:34:45 pm
We'll I don't think the reasoning is entirely accurate. Kasi kung may ganun, dapat may basis na study.

If you child wants to go to school, play school lang muna, I guess. Nursery usually starts at the age of 4.
Yung mga playschools, may programs sila specific at every age. Dun I think pwedeng pwede yung kid mo.

Although I believe din na the first years, dapat tayo talaga ang nagtuturo sa bata. Yung values and right behavior, dapat satin niya nakukuha. This is my personal belief kaya my son hasn't attended any preschool
yet. He will start nursery at 4, kinder by 5, and preschool at 6. At the same time, tayo rin natuto sa learning curve ng mga anak natin. Malalaman natin yung best way or approach to teach them.

Why does your child want to go to school ba? Dahil nakikita niya yung playmates niya or any relative na pumunta na school? Or baka bored siya sa bahay?

Hindi naman ako natatakot na pagpasok ng anak ko delayed siya compared with kids who started schooling early kasi I teach him numbers, the alphabet and arts pa rin naman. Yun nga lang, kaming dalawa lang.

Siguro yung sinasabi niyang masama ang ugali ng bata eh kasi hindi mapasunod ng magulang. Feeling ko lang ha. Know-it-all kasi ako :D
Kasi kung mas sanay yung bata na maturuan ng iba, tendency is dun lang siya makikinig kasi dun niya nakikita yung authority. That I wouldn't want to happen.

Sana pinaliwanag sa yo nung principal kung ano ba yung underlying reason why they think masama ang ugali. Masyado naman kasing diretsahan. Maguguluhan ka talaga.

Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ainge88 on May 03, 2011, 02:38:02 pm
I agree with mommy france :) playschool na lang muna siguro ;) saka na yung formal schooling.. Gusto ko din ako magturo ng mga basics kay baby pero I want din to enroll him sa playschools once in a while para may advancement naman yung social skills niya, wala kasi siya kalaro sa bahay. Puro matatanda sa bahay ng IL ko and worse, hindi sila masyado nakikipaglaro kay baby.

Also I think product din ng iba't ibang factors yung bad attitude. Like my SIL (talagang siya hahaha evil ko talaga) wala rin proper guidance from my MIL kasi too busy with her career kaya sa school inasa. Ayun. Tsk tsk.

Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ♥♥♥mommyangel♥♥♥ on May 03, 2011, 10:07:17 pm
My daughter naman, 3 yrs and 4 months old nung pinasok ko sa nursery. Dito lang sa may learning center malapit samin. Nasa isip ko kasi nun, para makipag socialize siya sa ibang bata, kasi pag big school, baka ma overwhelmed siya kaagad e. But before siya nag nursery, ako nagtuturo sa kaniya ng lahat. Tutok kasi ako pagdating sa kaniya.

Nasa guidance din naman natin yun, I think wala yun sa kung maaga nag school o late. POV ko lang po. Kasi tayo pa din as parents ang laging nandiyan for our kids.  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: alexismom on May 04, 2011, 05:52:47 am
i don't think putting a child early in school would cause him to have bad attitude. it would depend on the kind of upbringing and values parents instill in the child. assess your child if he/she wants to go to school. as the others suggested, it would be good to have the child attend playschool or progressive/montessori schools where there is no pressure to learn the heavy stuff right away.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: sweet&spice on May 04, 2011, 08:32:42 am
Hala, I worry tuloy. Baby started at 2.6yo-pre-nursery; then now, he's 3.6yo toddler class na. Yung sawa factor lang talaga ang the one that makes sense, but then again, I know of a lot of Chinese parents who start their kids early, as early as less than 2yo, may extra classes pa on weekends.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: MIMA on May 04, 2011, 09:19:26 am
hi mommies! I'm sorry but I really disagree with that principal's opinion. My son went to school at 2.10 years old, since only child he learned to be more sociable, follow rules set by the class and to relate well with his classmates. Now he's entering Prep and he loves school talaga kaya when UPIS offered a summer program I enrolled him right away. Hindi naman school and magmomold ng ugali ng bata, Family. So it's wrong to say kids who go to school early end up having bad traits :(
San area ka ba banda, @happymama? If QC I can recommend schools who offer toddler programs kasi I really did my research.
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Post by: alexismom on May 04, 2011, 01:22:51 pm
^^sis, how many times per week was your baby's pre-nursery class? i'm thinking of enrolling my baby around that age in a montessori school near our home because they accept kids as young as 2 1/2 years old. my brother is discouraging me because he had the 'sawa' factor before but did pretty well in school. i want my child to spend time with other kids sana. the nearest playschool is in alabang and we're in cavite. mas mahirap yung biyahe so my choice talaga is the montessori school near our place.
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Post by: sweet&spice on May 04, 2011, 02:02:57 pm
What's the montessori place near your house sis?
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Post by: anerba :) on May 04, 2011, 02:21:29 pm
Hindi naman ako naniniwala sa Principal. May factor ang school sa ugali ng bata pero mas malaking factor

ang family/ parents.My daughter is 1yr and 8mos ang I'm planning to send her to a playcare program dahil gusto ko sana madevelop ang social skills niya kase 5 lang kami sa house (4adults) wala syang kalarong bata. So far naman mabilis ang learning niya. Iba na kase ang panahon ngayon sa tingin ko hindi ideal na papasukin ang bata at age of 5. Mahigpit na ang competition ngayon kaya dapat tulungan natin ang anak natin.

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Post by: alexismom on May 04, 2011, 04:00:21 pm
^^casa real, sis. according to one SP mom they accept kids anytime since they have individualized instruction. i have to confirm that pa with the school. try ko muna dalhin sa playschool if she'll enjoy.
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Post by: michi247 on May 04, 2011, 04:58:46 pm
di rin ako agree sa principal, may kanya kanya naman tayo reason kung bakit gusto natin ienroll kids natin.  2yrs and 6months ang son ko and nakaenroll siya sa summer class ngayon. pinasok ko para maenhance yung social skills niya since wala siya kalaro and kami lang magkasama sa house lagi. gusto ko na lumapit din siya sa ibang tao at di nagtatago sa likod ko pag may namimeet na iba kahit relatives pa namin.

3 weeks na siya pumapasok at so far enjoy na enjoy siya, kasi pagdating niya dito sa bahay, lahat ng mga kinakanta nila sa skul, ginagawa dito sa bahay. kaya dedma lang ko pag may nagtatanung sa kin kung ilan taon na yung son ko, at may side comment na ang bata pa, dapat di mu muna pinapapasok. sa isip isip ko, summer class lang naman to. saka kung di pd bakit tinanggap ng school, ang laki laki ng nakasulat sa harap ng school na from 2 1/2 to 6yrs ang tinatanggap nila. hay...

nasa room ko ng first few days para icheck ko kung ano ginagawa nila. more on sa play lang talaga at di puro turo. di tulad nung pumasok ko nung 4yrs old. lessons na talaga. pero pinag-iisipan ko pa kung ieenroll ko ng june, (toddler class).
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Post by: alexismom on May 04, 2011, 05:31:17 pm
^sis, is he taking the summer class at a progressive school? naisipan ko nga na baka makabuti sa baby ko if next year, ipasok ko sa montessori school pag 2 1/2 years old na. napansin ko kasi na pag may nakita siyang kids kahit older sa kanya, gusto niya makipaglaro. hindi siya nagkaka-tantrums. also, nung may kasama siyang toddlers her age na naglalakad na, bigla naencourage maglakad din to think na ayaw niya magpalapag dati sa floor. so i realized na she needs to be with other kids talaga. siya lang bata dito sa house and may tendency siya maging bratty sometimes kasi lahat ng attention nasa kanya.
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Post by: happymama on May 04, 2011, 09:43:37 pm


kasi ang mga bata w/o a proper guidance talga ng parents magiging bad ang att nila... kaya nga as much as possible dapat lagi tayong naka support to mold them, lalo na pag nagschool na sila kung ano ang nkikita nila sa environment nila un ang ginagaya.
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verry true sis, kilangn din talaga ng proper guidance/
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Post by: happymama on May 04, 2011, 09:48:50 pm

hello happymama.  :)

i do not want to condemn the principle of that principal and her school... pero kasi it would be unfair for those learning centers who offer programs for children as earle as the age of 2.

actually sis, yan din ang naisip ko, na unfair din sa ibang schools kung ganun.
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Post by: happymama on May 04, 2011, 09:53:04 pm
We'll I don't think the reasoning is entirely accurate. Kasi kung may ganun, dapat may basis na study.

If you child wants to go to school, play school lang muna, I guess.

actually naka pag decide na kami na play school muna siya, kasi kahit nag lalaro lang sila may learning parin
yung nag lalaro pero may mga activities.
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Post by: happymama on May 04, 2011, 09:56:33 pm
i don't think putting a child early in school would cause him to have bad attitude. it would depend on the kind of upbringing and values parents instill in the child. assess your child if he/she wants to go to school. as the others suggested, it would be good to have the child attend playschool or progressive/montessori schools where there is no pressure to learn the heavy stuff right away.

oo sis, sa play school namin e enroll si daughter, para mag eenjoy po sya while learning.
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Post by: happymama on May 04, 2011, 10:20:02 pm
thank you sa lahat ng reply nyo sis, napa ka laking tulong po, at tama po kayo, kaya di napo kami bothered sa sinabi nung principal, at dahil dun e enroll napo namin si daughter sa isang playschool, ito ang gusto ni daughter at gusto rin namin. sa playroom po muna siya, titingnan namin kung mag eenjoy ba talaga siya, at preparation narin  niya for next school year

thank you :) :) :) :) s



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Post by: michi247 on May 05, 2011, 05:46:33 am
@sexymomma - sis progressive school nga siguro kasi based sila sa montessori principles. happy ko so far kahit napapagod na ko sabayan ang anak ko sa pagkanta pagdating sa bahay. :)
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Post by: alexismom on May 05, 2011, 11:39:16 am
^okay lang yan, sis. at least your child enjoys school. ang usapan namin ng husband ko try muna sa playschool, if hindi pa interested baby namin, huwag muna force mag-aral. mahirap din kasi na hindi pa ready tapos ipilit namin. kahit kaya niya, dapat emotionally ready rin.
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Post by: michi247 on May 05, 2011, 11:52:30 am
^correct sis, dapat ready talaga ang anak natin, mahirap kung pipilitin. pd naman tayo magturo sa kanila. simple lang naman yung tinuturo sa kanila, alam na rin ng anak ko pero iba pa rin yung sabay sabay sila na sumasagot pag tinatanung ng teacher, mas enjoy siya. shapes, letters, colors and alphabet lang naman. :) undecided pa rin kami kung ipapasok ko na o hindi, kasi takot ko baka magsawa naman.
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Post by: sweet&spice on May 05, 2011, 12:21:43 pm
I realized na too early pala si baby last year. He was just 2.8 months then and he had traditional type of lessons. We never forced him to study or memorize stuff, kasi we wanted playmates only. He greatly improved in speech, and socialization skills although people person naman talaga si baby. As long as there is no serious pressure or high expectations from our toddlers, I think ok lang. Let them enjoy school. Yung proper guidance should be there because if you feel that your child is easily swayed/affected, you need to curb or monitor the influence of his classmates/schoolmates. Your child will pick up some terms or habits that you might not like and it's best stopped at the onset. Baby has become less rigid in rules, but he's still well-behaved. Know your children's personality before you embark on exposing him to others. Influence are of two sides--good or bad. Parents should be there to monitor and love.
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Post by: joanbenedictos on June 30, 2011, 02:39:13 pm
Im confuse...usong uso na ngayon at a very young age start na ng schooling ang mga kids, where as nung time ko, the school requires atleast you're 5yo to be admited as nursery.  Ano na ba talaga right curriculum for school...(3 yrs sa pre-school, 6 sa elem, 4 sa hs & atleast 2yrs sa vocational or 4 sa college)...just asking.  Thanks.
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Post by: inker on July 05, 2011, 02:05:21 pm
Hi sissies, here are articles that may help you decide which preschool should you send your child to and when:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20056147/
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Ed_Academic_Preschools/
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Post by: denise2214 on July 05, 2011, 03:14:24 pm
hi sis!baby ko pinasok ko sa school 2 1/2..she's doing good sa school lagi syang first honor ,pero last year 2nd na lang sya...accelerated din sya d na sya nagkinder....napansin ko lang d na sya ganon ka excited kapag nagaaral sya unlike dati makikita mo talaga yung interest sa pag aaral but now parang napipilitan lang sya...kung ako sau sis wag mo muna ipasok .hayaan mo muna magenjoy...
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Post by: techno_green on July 05, 2011, 03:52:43 pm
my comment on accelerated child:

my freind told me na hinde daw nakakatulong ang mag accelarate sa school, as for his experience. hindi naman sya na bully, ang problem lang ay nung mga ka age level ang mga classmate niya he's on top. but after accerating, he's having a hard time in keeping up with his classmate in terms of activities sa sports basta if require physical activies. he was always left behind kasi he the smallest and the youngest. feeling niya he need to be the best para makapantay sa mga classmate niya thinking na mas advance yun classmate niya sa developement physically and mentally. at dahil nag hahabol sya para maka level sa classmate niya he didnt enjoy the joy of learning...parati daw kasi pressure.
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Post by: denise2214 on July 05, 2011, 04:55:30 pm
correct sis techno_green-naaawa nga ko sa kanya ngaun sabi sa akin i'm having a hard time....although nakakasabay sya...pero lam mo un..alam mong super effort sya..maling mali talaga decision namin...
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Post by: sweet&spice on July 11, 2011, 03:38:08 pm
@techo_green: i agree sis. i realized the folly of my decision when my son got accelerated from pre-nursery to kinder na (skipped nursery). i felt that if he studies nursery again, then he'll get bored kasi, he knows it already, considering that he's ranked two in the whole class.

so, baby is accelerated in a different school. apart sa he has to cope with new classmates, he has to cope with new school/environment. sadly, he didn't like the new school. he was always "tired". he keeps on saying he doesn't want to go to school. he doesn't want his teacher. we tried if adjustment problems lang.i had the yaya sit in his class, pero ayun...tamad na tamad. he sleeps on his desk and doesn't initiate to participate, unlike dun sa old school niya.

now i know why there are "appropriate" ages for kids per level. it's not so much as baka di kaya ng brain nila eh. it's baka di pa sila ready emotionally, or physically like sa sports and other motor skills.

at the PTA meeting, my son's quizzes was returned. he scored two zeros on the past exams. i asked yaya why. teacher said, because he doesn't want to write. when i shared this info with his old teacher, she said, they don't expect students at his age, to write very well because they are too young. they should still be guided in answering, and not that pressured to write. there are ages for readiness and age, should be taken into consideration, apart from level.

so, he's back to his old school. dapat ata, pag super bata pa, montessori approach.  ;)
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Post by: angelicabo on July 11, 2011, 05:12:15 pm
OT to mga mommies pero share ko na din. my hubby got accelerated when he was in highschool. after 1st year, he was accelerated to 3rd year. pero nung mag aapply siya to take the entrance exam sa UP nung malapit na kami mag graduate, he was not accepted. need kasi nila ng 4 years na grade mo sa highschool.  :o
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Post by: mommy e on July 11, 2011, 06:46:04 pm
sa experience ko naman, both my 2 kids started schooling when they were 3 yrs old ... ang style namin ni hubby, sa maliit na school lang na yung parang house type at mga 5 to 10 lang ang students namin sila pinag nursery .. para lang ba maintindihan nila yung concept ng schooling at matutong makisalamuha sa maraming bata .... then kinder, transfer namin sa bigger school pero yung mga 10 pa lang din per class para natututukan pa ni teacher ... pag prep na, transfer na namin dun sa preferred namin na school talaga na medyo 15 to 25 students per class na .. ayun, effective naman sa kanila .. di sila nabigla sa pagpasok, parang slowly but surely approach .... both of them naman are doing good in school .... :-)
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Post by: ahaninani on July 19, 2011, 08:30:06 pm
i believe in progressive teaching method. this days, you can find younger than 20 months on playschool. my daughter started her Gymboree classes when she is still 1 year old. Super helpful kasi mas madaldal siya and comfortable with other kids. Wala kasi siyang kalarong bata. Anyway, she is 2 1/2 years old na and we figured na next year nalang siya ipasok for nursery.. well, sobrang gusto na niya pumasok sa school.. she misses her teacher, the activities...
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Post by: inker on July 26, 2011, 06:45:19 am
Re: Acceleration, it is the best course for gifted/fast learners. There are lots of studies to support this. Acceleration is one of the ways to challenge a gifted learner (others are gifted programs and IEP or individualized educational plan). Pero, dapat the school knows how acceleration works, hindi yung basta-basta nalang mag-accelerate just because of the child's academic achievement. Although one factor ang achievement, dapat tine-test din ang IQ level ng bata or the capacity to learn and speed of learning ng bata as well as his readiness to move up.  Ganito ang sistema sa ibang bansa. Sa Public school natin meron ding ganitong mga tests. There are some private schools here too that offer complete assessment for acceleration.

Meron ding di gaano precocious in academics early on pero his IQ level is so high that this kid needs to get accelerated to challenge him and achieve his full potentials. Sometimes the teachers see this type of kids during achievement test. Sila yung mga bata that scores high but doesn't perform well sa classrooms. When these underachieving kids are tested and pass for acceleration, they often perform better when their grade level is moved up or they are given a specialized education program that advances their level in areas that they are precocious on, say 2 or 3 grade levels in reading, math or sciences.
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Post by: mOmielle on August 06, 2011, 12:23:42 pm
How can I deal with my son being a fast learner? I feel sometimes he gets bored with their school activities. I don't like the idea of acceleration naman kasi parang baka mapilitan naman yung batang tumanda. He speaks talks acts like an 8 year old kasi everyone notices nga na hindi average ang anak ko for his age.
They are still learning the alphabets lahat ng kids di pa marunong magbasa nursery class siya he just turned 4 this aug1. Gusto niyang tinuturuan ko siya ng mga words na di pa niya alam. Like sa phonetics lessons nila. They started with vowels a e i o u. Sa O palang sila natuto na siya magbasa.Ngayon letter D palang daw sila. He knows how to read SH, CH, EE, NG. He writes legibly na rin even before he turned 3 pa.

One incident na nagalala ako is while the Teacher taught the letter C nirerecite niya ang name ng mga kids tapos itatanong niya anong letter nagstart at ano ang sound. Sabi niya Chantal chantal, sabay tawag sa anak ko what letter is that? Sabi niya C, sabi naman ng teacher what is the sound sabi ng son ko CH CH CH tapos she corrected it with C C C. Mali diba? Hay nakita ko reaction ng anak ko dahil alam niyang tama siya sa sinabi niya. I'm worried lang talaga.
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Post by: inker on August 06, 2011, 04:22:03 pm
@momielle - As I've mentioned in my earlier post, Acceleration is one of the best ways to enrich the learning of a gifted or fast learner. However, if for some reasons you don't like the idea of acceleration, there are other things that parents can do to keep their child challenged intellectually. One is to supplement the teaching at home. You can't expect a regular school to adjust to your child's need, unless you talk to them about your child's situation and they would agree to give your child more challenging tasks. More often, schools won't accommodate such a request because this type of individualized plan means extra work for them. If they agree, then well and good.

Prepare advance lessons for your kids and do it after school. With daily activities that will keep him busy and mentally stimulated, regular school won't be a boring place for him anymore. This strategy however means extra work for you while you still spend money for your child's regular schooling.

Second, you can look for schools that offer SPED education particularly for gifted learners. They know how to handle fast learners. Schools I know that has gifted programs are Headway School for Giftedness and Akademeia (both in QC).

Third, you can homeschool your child and create an IEP or Individualized Educational Program for your child. This means that you can accelerate the learning of your child at home and introduce him to advance concepts that regular school cannot provide. You can team up with a Dev Pedia, a SPED specialist or a school with SPED for gifted learners.

Increasing your child's load should be done gradually. Baka kasi ma-turn off kung biglaan. Kapag parang ayaw na, ibig sabihin, hindi pa sya ready at nao-overwhelm sya. Basta turo lang ng turo, bigay lang ng bigay ng mga bagay na pagkakaabalahan niya at sigurado akong masisiyahan sya.

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Post by: gladys_gvp on September 29, 2011, 07:36:56 pm
hi mga mommies!

my son is only 2 yr old and 4mos now, my mother-in-law is suggesting us to enrol him next school year (so turning 3 sya next year). pwede na ba sya ipasok sa school? sa inyo po ilang taon nyo pinasok sa school ang anak nyo?
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Post by: - Mommy Jo - on October 04, 2011, 10:20:25 am
^hi sis gladys_gvp!

they say there's no right age for schooling, it depends upon the readiness of the child if he/she is already showing some interests of going to school.

this might also help sis  :)
http://sapphiremomma.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-on-my-list-smart-moms-guide-to.html
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Post by: kuliglig^^ on October 06, 2011, 08:45:23 pm
For me, three years old is okay na... :) My sister started to study at 3 (Nursery 1)... Pero I started at 5 (Prep --- accelerated from Kinder) kasi di pa naman ata masyado nauso ang Nursery that time (early 90s) especially sa provinces... I started to learn writing and reading at around 3 (Mom taught me at home)

Ako, personally, I want my baby to start at 3... pero sana Nursery 2 or Kinder na (soooosyal!!  :o ;D), if kaya na niya... Pero if not, okay din lang magNursery 1.. Ang important, kung ano ang kaya niya pati kung super interested na talaga siya... :)
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Post by: banet1029 on December 20, 2011, 10:59:03 pm
my baby started school when she was 2.6 months., para lang madevelop social skills niya...sa barangay day care  siya enrolled....marunong naman na siya magcount kaso minsan namimix up pa din  confused pa din siya sa colors and shapes.Minsan ako talaga ay nafrufrustrate ...i know mali kaso umiinit talaga ulo ko...to the p[oint na umiiyak na baby ko.,naawa naman ako....hayyyyysssss.....
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Post by: ilove323 on December 21, 2011, 02:41:34 pm
QUestion...my baby is turning two and a half next school year...problem is di pa sya potty train.. will she be allowed to join toddler school programs even if she's not potty trained? will I be allowed to be within reach from her? sorry no idea talaga..
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Post by: cindy_cuteeh on December 23, 2011, 01:59:10 pm
this is what im looking for..thanks mommies for posting..my son is now 1.2 yo. at first i didnt bother on sending him to school this early but a friend ask me on when will i send my son to school. saka ko naisip, oo nga no? hind ko pa napag-isipan.parang napaka aga pa. teka lang parang i keep on saving for his schooling pero hind ko pa pla naisip at what age ko sya dapat start schooling. seems na iba na talaga ngayon, maaga na enrol mga tots.

thanks for the info at parang nacoconvince na ko sa playschool once my son turned 2.
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Post by: mamachristal on January 31, 2012, 02:01:30 pm
over ang aga naman mag start ng iba nating momys baka mag sawa agad kids natin nyan,2years palang si mia siguro ako hintayin ko nalang sya mag sabi sakin if gusto niya na mag school,kami lang din naman dalawa lagi mag kasama sa loob ng bahay,minsan sinusubukan ko syang turuan masasabi kong hindi pa nga sya pwede sa school laro palang talaga dapat sakanya naiisp ko na siguro kelangan niya munang mag sawa sa laro para pag nag sawa na sya school namaqn hahanapin niya..then nalalaman ko rin hilig niya ang pag luluto,nag lalaro kame lagi ng lutuan if ako naman nag luluto tinatawag ko sya sya kasi mag lalagay nung ingridients... :) baka next year ok na sya mag school.
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Post by: mamachristal on January 31, 2012, 02:17:07 pm
my ishare lang po ako story mga momys :D meron po ako friend na sobrang talino niya laging sya honnor sikat sya lagi sa school na pinapasukan niya gawa nga ng matalino sya mula kasi nung pag kabata niya wala syang ginawa kundi mag aral ng mag aralover kasi parents niya may pag ka oa din po lahat gusto matutunan ng anak nila,then dumating yung age niya ng 27 nag sawa na syang mag aral napagod na,naisip niya iba naman kaya ang subukan niya,alam nyo ginawa niya parang sinira niya ang buhay niya pumasok sya sa club,naging tambay,inom ng inum barkada ang mga adik nawala lahat ng pinag aralan niya,,ng hinyang ng kame sa taong yun ehh

 hindi namin na alam if anong ng yari don,hayysss kasi hindi sya nag sawa sa buhay bata buhay teen..sana manlang kasi pinyagan sya ng parents niya habang nag aaral ehh meron din namang happienings

 kaya ako natutunan ko talaga hayss gabay lang ako ng anak ko.... :)
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Post by: darling on January 31, 2012, 03:24:47 pm
@ fellow mommies..
kakatuwa mga ank nyo po nakakag school na at 2 yrs old,, yung baby ko naman gusto ko rin sana kaya lang hindi pa po sya marunong magsalita
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Post by: alexismom on March 06, 2012, 12:39:50 am
i'm back in this thread. our daughter can speak english and tagalog words now. she just turned 2  last month. she's starting to mimic the adults now so i told my husband that we should enroll her in a playschool in a few months. i'm interested in little archers in MOA. they have weekly sessions eh. naghahanap lang ako ng feedback. another option is gymboree in alabang. sabik yung anak namin sa ibang kids. nag-eenjoy siya pag nakakita ng ibang bata. kinakalabit niya para maglaro sila.
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Post by: rozzy on March 06, 2012, 10:59:08 am
My daughter will start her schooling this June 2012 at age of four and a half years old. But then when she was three years old nag-start na akong turuan sya like coloring, reading of letters, counting, and writing. This time she can write her full name, write letters(small and capital), count objects, identify colors, proper coloring, and reading (Alpabetong Filipino-a,e,i,o,u,ba,be,bi,bo, and bu). She can also answer activity books such as encircle objects that shaped like a triangle and color it yellow (pero syempre ako yung mag-explain or translate into Filipino ng instruction)... hehe!

She is excited to go to school. Madalas pa nga before we sleep at night, she will get a book and insist to read na or kaya mag-teacher-teacheran daw kami na to the point mag-raise sya ng hands to answer question. Hehe! Mas nakakatuwa na sa anak ko mismo nanggagaling yung excitement at eagerness to learn and to go to school. :)

God bless sa mga kids natin na papasok na... :)
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Post by: Mariel@TheLearningBasket on March 08, 2012, 10:57:36 pm
Hi Mommies!

My husband and I decided to homeschool our children at least for their preschool years.We started when our daughter was 2 years old. She is now 4 and we have a one year old baby boy. 

We believe that we are our children's first and best teacher and we provide them with a learning environment that promotes wonder and imagination. We read A LOT, pretend A LOT, and generally shun TV and other electronic devices such as the iPad. We aim to give our children a childhood that is a bit old-fashioned. That for us, is the best education that we can give them in their younger years.

I write about the fun times we have at my blog The Learning Basket. Come visit and maybe we can share ideas with each other.

Make magic!
Mariel @ The Learning Basket
www.thelearningbasket.com
Love and Wonder. Magic and Imagination.
Exploration and Discovery. Joyful Learning!
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Post by: elsa08 on March 11, 2012, 12:44:17 am
hi mga mommies,
need advise naman.. my little boy just turns three this january and he's attending a toddler class.. i was thinking that he'll be in nursery na but according to his teacher, sa toddler pa daw sya because of his age.. so i got frustrated kasi honestly, love his school already kaya lang para naman unfair kasi he'll be left behind by his classmates though he's the youngest pero yung classmate niya na ng 3 nung december, nursery na..
so i tried inquiring some school, as in schools.. hehe.. he'll be in nursery na daw.. most of the school i've inquired were big school na.. so i was torn between letting him stay sa present school niya or look for a new one.. sayang kasi sa money and time.. my little boy was assessed naman that he's fit sa nursery on other schools..
help naman mga momsies..
thanks..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: esbadona on March 11, 2012, 01:59:24 pm
Hi fellow mommy, Elsa. Essentially, it is really up to you, i mean what your mommy instinct is telling you. Sometimes kasi though we may be able to save money, kung we aren't satisfied of the services of a school parang baliwala din yung na save natin. Baka lang kasi a school might appear to make you save financially pero in the long run, di naman niya ma-enhance/develop yung abilities of your child, lugi ka pa rin. Or might be talagang di pa suited yung child mo for nursery class. Syempre iba-iba kasi ang needs ng children according to their age and development.

Although I think there was an article here in Smart Parenting about everything on school education for play school, nursery, kinder, etc. It may help you weigh your options. Perhaps you can also check on the internet (research) on what you child's current development stage is, then compare it to what level of education is best fit for him/her.You may ask questions to schools yours considering too. You have all the right naman to inquire, don't worry. Para din you'll know what the required abilities or knowledge level for a certain education level, and what the "course syllabus" can offer to a child.

I kinda understand your situation. Last year my 2nd child was 4 yrs old, for the SY 2011-2012, we were considering 2 schools for him. School A was willing to admit him as kindergarten student already so long as he takes the summer prep class. School B wouldn't admit him as kinder yet but as nursery student for the same school year. School B didn't have summer classes. So, what we did was, we tried school A, and had our kid take the summer class but didn't hastily enroll him yet kasi we wanted to evaluate the school (services, teaching, structure, etc). After the summer class and much thinking later..we decided to enroll him to school B.Even if he was admitted as nursery student, it was ok with us, despite the chance of being able to save fees for 1 school year...

Good luck and God bless.
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Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: elsa08 on March 11, 2012, 05:20:58 pm
thanks momsie..
plan to look for some schools and see how will they assessed my little boy.. crossing my fingers that i'll find school na same ng present school niya or it will surpassed his present school.. hehe.. i was thinking naman kasi baka my little boy will be the oldest pg ng grade 1 naman sya...:(
planning to have that talk with his present school and hope they could convince me to let my little boy stays with them..:).. iniisip ko din kasi magiging reaction ni anakis ko when he saw his previous friends/classmates sa ibang classroom.. besides di naman kasi biro yung tuition fee with his present school.. they say about di pa daw mature si anakis ko but i was thinking during their class presentation, it was my little boy who stays in the center kasi sya lang ng peperform while others were crying and don't know what to do.. hay i guess need that talk with his teacher pa naman kasi haven't talk with them yet. i've asked his teacher informally pa lang naman..
update kita sis whatever we decides..
thanks ha..:)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: elsa08 on March 11, 2012, 05:59:15 pm
hi mga sis..
share ko din my baby's school year..:)
he started play class at Gymboree at the age of 1 and half yrs old sya then let him try the montessori way during summer when he's 2 and he adjusted well naman kaya enrolled him on the toddler's class. now that he's 3 according sa school niya. toddler pa din daw sya kasi he's too young pa daw.. so i've asked some big schools na and assessed him. puwede na daw sya sa nursery class still in montessori way of teaching.. i was thinking now if i'll enrolled him in another school for nursery or stays with his present school na toddler for the 2nd year.. nanghihinayang naman kasi financially and effort and time.
honestly i preferred the montessori kasi it doesn't pressure your kids with the traditional learning but i'm still thinking on what to do pa din.. but reading your posts help me decides..:)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: KVsmommy on March 11, 2012, 06:41:25 pm
my daughter's turning three na sa may and we decided to enroll her na for summer classes this april. this way we can get her accustomed na to the classroom environment, and to the idea na she needs to go to school everyday. :) at the same time, ito rin yung paraan namin para ma-gauge namin kung ready na sya for regular, full-time schooling pagdating ng June, kasi marami na din schools na tumatanggap ng pre-schooler at 3 years old.

in my opinion, ang earliest siguro na dapat mag-'school' ang bata, as in classroom environment ha, is about 3 to 31/2 years old. Pero siempre depende pa din sa readiness ng kids, at sa kind ng school na gusto nyong pasukan niya, kung ang teaching method ba ay traditional, progressive, or montessori. I noticed kasi na most schools na talagang traditional ang method, karamihan hindi tumatanggap ng masyadong bata for nursery (no less than 3.5 or 3 years old kadalasan).

kung tipong playschool lang talaga, as in ang goal mo lang is for the kid to learn how to socialize, how to be more independent etc., I guess ok na magstart at around 1.5 years old. :-)

Ang importante lang I guess is wag kang mapressure to put your kid into any kind of school just because may mga bata around your child na same age ng iyo at nasa isang school na, especially for the kind of schooling na classroom environment na, kasi doon, ang goal na talaga ng bata is to learn the basics of academics at hindi lang basta socialization.  :) meron kasi talagang certain age ang bata na mas na-aabsorb ng mind nila yung ganung kind of learning. :)

kaya ngayon I'm actually eyeing schools na either montessori or progressive ang teaching method dahil individualized ang instruction. mas mababa ang teacher-student ratio, at hindi masyadong 'stressful' sa bata (especially mga aged 3,4,5) ang enforcement ng learning. :)





Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mrs. Anderson on March 11, 2012, 06:57:16 pm
Same topics merged.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: krishy on March 17, 2012, 10:51:37 pm
hello. this is my first post. my daughter will be turning 4 years old sa august. pwede ko na ba sya ipasok sa school? hindi pa sya marunong magbasa or magsulat. anung klaseng teaching method kaya yung appropriate for her?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: cowgirl_mommy on March 25, 2012, 12:02:19 am
my eldest daughter is turning three this coming June. we're planning to enroll her in toddler class. i think she's now ready to start school. she likes the idea of wearing uniform and going to school with a bag and baon.

oh by the way, her lola is a teacher and an administrator of a preschool. they're using traditional approach.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: BASTI on April 14, 2012, 05:37:13 am
My daughter is 3 yo and I dont have plans of enrolling her soon.

Naalala ko yung classmate ko from college nun naka chat ko recently, in-ask niya ako kung nagaaral na daw baby ko, I said not yet, sabi niya sakin, nagaaral na daw baby niya - exclusive school to be exact (which maka same age lang sila) she said bakit daw e same age lang din sila....

I just said, masyado pang maaga...

IMHO, mga sis wala pa talaga ako plan i-enrol sa school si baby. Next year pa talaga, I dont feel bad at all pero di ba masyado pa maaga yun and I know naman na gugustuhin ng anak ko pumasok kasi madami sya mas makakalaro sa school pero For me lang naman mga sis too early for her.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mOmielle on April 17, 2012, 05:59:33 pm
In my opinion lang siguro it depends on the kid talaga and the lifestyle. If he/she is ready na by age 21/2 pwede na siya sa toddler class. At age 3 kasi boredom starts to kick in with these kids, other parents may notice that the home is not sufficient for the growing needs of the child. Others naman they know na hindi pa ready ang anak nila pumasok kaya pag pinilit nagkakaroon lang ng separation anxiety. On the positive side children exposed early  in school naman tend to be more independent and socially oriented. Parents who work barely see their child na mga yaya lang ang nagbabantay better daw na sa school nalang sila magspend ng oras kesa kay kay yaya na text and tv lang ang alam.

My son started school when he was 3 1/2. And he did pretty good on his first school year. Pero before that we took classes at gymboree for exposure na din to other kids since he's an only child. Depende talaga sa case ng bata imo :) Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ysLim on April 27, 2012, 01:09:53 pm
my vote is 4yo. too young pa yata yung 2&3yo. at that age, baka ipasok ko lang si baby sa day care center in preparation for nursery.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mOmielle on April 27, 2012, 07:36:40 pm
For me walang right age. Kasi it really depends on the child. Kasi merong mga bata na maaga nagmamature or nagdedevelop. Others naman 4 year old na baby na baby pa din. It really depends on the child. The parent would know if he or she is ready.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: tashasabs on April 29, 2012, 03:39:50 pm
It depends on what teaching philosophy you believe in (progressive, etc), your budget, your child's readiness and others. My eldest will turn 5 this October, sa June pa lang siya papasok as Kinder. We were already teaching him the basics, though. Just remember na di por que maaga ipinasok ang bata sa school eh guaranteed na well-rounded na ang development niya, at di rin dahil late eh may kulang.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: maggie on May 08, 2012, 01:44:01 pm
My daughter meg was 3yr.old and i enroll her to a summer classes
for readiness for school. it was so excited for her .
1st week ok after few weeks she started to cry bec she
want me to stay in her room, i hope she can manage to be brave. :D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: tashasabs on May 08, 2012, 06:07:13 pm
maggie Naku nagka-separation anxiety na si baby mo. Ganyan din kay daughter namin eh, yung second. Ieenroll na rin sana namin kaya lang ayaw magpaiwan kaya next year na lang. Si kuya niya ang excited, iniiwanan nga kami ni daddy nila.  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Anne Mercado on May 09, 2012, 11:56:01 pm
I honestly don't feel that they're too young to go to school especially since they'll be playing in the beginning. Well playing and learning :D

It depends on you, if you're a stay at home mom but still want your kids to interact with others, enroll him or her. If you're a working mom naman and you'd rather na kahit 2 hours in a day di puro yaya kasama nung anak mo, enroll mo din.

No one is EVER too young to play and learn :D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: fashionistamom on May 10, 2012, 08:01:56 am
i enrolled my child in Gymboree when she turned 1. I enrolled her early into playclass just to build her socialize skills with other people. My hubby and I noticed that she doesn't mingle well with other kids. After her two months class in Gymboree, we noticed a lot of changes in her. She communicates and mingle well already. She no longer cries whenever people greet her or anything. That's why we decided to enroll her again this coming June for another class in Gymboree but this time for 18 months to 24 months class.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: hazeldust on May 10, 2012, 05:07:51 pm
My mom encouraged me to enroll my daughter at the age of 3 kasi mga pamangkin ko ganun palang nag arala na pero sa daycare lang malapit samin pero mahal pa rin ang bayad..hehe..tapos ayun di nga lang sya pwedeng iwanan mag isa kaya ang ending sinasamahan sya ng mom ko sa loob ng room then nung mag eend nalang ng school year saka nalang sya pumayag na magpaiwan pero yun nga nadevelop talaga sya, naging sociable ng konti and syempre mga basic..then after nun before syang mag 4 eh pina assess namin sya sa private school for kinder and nakapasa naman sya.. i guess you really need to check also your child para malaman mo kung ready na sya for school..mahirap din kasi yung pinipilit agad..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: anabellep on May 12, 2012, 12:55:44 pm
hi mommies  :) share ko lang. i just enrolled my daughter this morning, she's 2 years and 3 months old but she's very advanced compared to most kids her age sa village namin. i enrolled her to this daycare/play school near our village. i personally spoke with the school administrator and she said meron nga daw nag enroll sa kanila kaka 2 palang daw  :D sobrang advanced daw kasi, alam na yung months of the year and alphabets.

my friend naman, she sent her son at the age of 2. dun na natuto yng bata mag potty training, mag brush ng teeth mag isa, etc. kaya na encourage din niya ko to enroll my sofia ng ganito ka aga. nakikita ko din naman kasi na she's very much excited to go to school especially kanina when she saw ang daming books!

cheers!  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: ilovegabe on May 12, 2012, 01:54:55 pm
My son started nursery 1 when he was 2. He is turning 4 next week and will be in Kinder 1 this June. His interest in school has not waned. Sobra parin syang excited to go to school. Lagi niya ako tinatanong if open na yung school niya.  :D
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: lykeil on June 08, 2012, 05:35:43 pm
Sa panganay ko kasi na girl, mas nakita ko ang hilig niya sa pag drawing at pag aral at age 3 but its too early for her, iyakin pa kasi that time. Noong 4 years old siya, talagang gusto na niya mag schooling kaso lumipat naman kami ng house kaya hindi ko na enroll agad. But now, at 5 years old, kinder na siya agad, hindi na kailangan mag nursary. Pina summer class ko lang para hindi siya mabigla pag dating nitong pasukan. And she really enjoys it.

But now, my 4 year old son is not yet ready.Iiwan ko lang siya sa bahay ng kapatid ko, iiyak na, Hindi pa siya talaga ready kaya mas maganda kung ready na kids natin bago natin sila papasukin sa school. And we are the ones to help them prepare for that. Mismo tayong mga mommies ang maghahanda at magtitimpla sa kanila eh, kasi we can't force them to stay lalo na for 2-3 hours everyday.

Kaya sa son ko, papasummer class ko rin. Para ma familiar siya sa school activities. And now, naiiwan ko na siya sa bahay ng friend ko or kamag anak then I just praise him for being very good at other people's place. 

Sa bahay, I thought them how to read and write na, emotionally hindi pa sila ready, kaya ayaw ko rin matrauma.

Just assure your kids that its ok to stay with teachers and classmates when he/she is at school. Reward them for being brave with simple gift and lots of hugs. Sa una lang naman pero kung alam na nila ang mangyayari, mas enjoy na sila, sila pang excited going to school!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Henry's Mom on June 12, 2012, 01:05:58 pm
Hi SP Moms! My son started going to school at 2.5 years old. His class was just 3 hours a day. And I think it really helped him a lot. My husband and I thought that it was better for him to spend at least 3 hours a day doing something productive than just watch TV with the yaya all day. After all, there was no reassurance that the yaya lets him watch Disney channel only.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: cyrre on June 13, 2012, 07:07:31 am
It depends on the kid if he or she can  handle the separation from the parents para walang hassle sa pagpasok then kung interesado talaga ang mga kids natin sa school why not  diba! but we also considering the place and budget kaya mas maganda nakaprepare din tayo if magstart na magschool mga anak natin. My eldest started when she was 2 1/2 yrs old kasi di pa sya masyadong nagsasalita that time kaya we decided to put her in a school ayun after 2 weeks madaldal na sya....now with my youngest, he started with a play school then last month nagstart with the regular school, nursery2  na sya preparing this june,last week start na uli sila...and good thing marami na agad syang improvements after his class last may!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: msals2007 on June 13, 2012, 09:16:50 am
my second son is four years old and first time to go to school on friday. before pag minemention namin na papasok na siya sa school ayaw niya talaga, nagagalit siya, sa bahay lang daw siya to play. pero need na kasi talaga niya mag aral kasi dun nga sa school where we enrolled him ilalagay na siya sa K1 kasi 4 years old na. 2 years old daw jr. nursery, 3 yrs old sa sr. nursery, then 4 yrs old for K1 and 5 yrs old for K2. Kasi nga 6 yrs old dapat grade 1. Pero sabi ko ayokong maghabol o mahuli sa lessons ang anak ko kaya nag insist kami to put him sa Sr Nursery muna. Same nung eldest ko na at 4 years old nag start siya as Sr. Nursery, then K1 nung 5 yrs old. Di ko na niya dinaanan ang K2. I feel na tama na ang 2 yrs as pre school. Luckily, pumasa naman siya at mataas pa nga ang entrance exam for Grade 1.

Back to my second son, sinama siya ng husband ko to buy and choose his things like school bags, etc. Then we got his books na din from the school. Ngayon excited na siyang pumasok sa Friday. Sabi ko di ako papasok sa office kasi babantayan ko siya sa school. Tapos nagbabasa basa na din kami ng books niya. Sana mag enjoy nga sa school.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: magilas on June 14, 2012, 01:07:27 pm
today is the first day of nursery classes of our 3 and 7 months-old daughter. in my assessment, she is ready for her school, which has a progressive philosophy and developmentally-appropriate activities.

though some schools say they are "progressive" or "montessori", the "traditional mode" is more pronounced in the type of activities they have, in accordance with their curriculum: nursery level with textbooks, quizzes and homework!

there is an emerging issue that cropped up during our "school-hunting" - the effect of the k-12 curriculum: most pre-schools have yet to comply and some are transitioning into compliance, either lowering the age requirements or changing curriculum.

next year, it appears that schools will accept kinder at age 5 (or even earlier if a child had at least a year of pre-school depending on the school) and grade 1 at 6 years old.

our kids will surely be affected, specially since it appears that deped itself has not provided clear guidelines on how to implement the k-12 program.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: fashionistamom on June 14, 2012, 06:40:04 pm
@henrysmom
same here henrysmom, my kid is turning 2 this year and im already looking for a school where she can attend next year. You are right also na even she is watching english cartoons mas madalas pa rin niya kausap si yaya so we decided to send her to school early. As much as possible, I try to teach her during weekends kaso feeling kulang yun compared sa five days na kasama niya si yaya.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: MommySofia18 on June 15, 2012, 03:31:26 pm
my kids started going to school at the age of 2
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mom Lou on June 24, 2012, 01:39:51 pm
Pinasok namin ang twins namin ng 2.5 years old.  Kahit na maaga sila nag-aral agad, magana pa rin sila, thank God!  They're now 6 years old at Kinder level (Miriam College) and at Prep level (Ateneo) and they're still very eager to learn, play and pray.

By the way, if you know someone with pre-schooler/s who lives in QC area near Mayon, Banawe and Retiro Streets or Del Monte Avenue, please try asking for Young Minds Learning Center with telephones 781-9975, 514-6457 or 0922-869-2563 located at 86 Scout Alcaraz Street, Sta. Mesa Heights QC (near Banawe St & Retiro St), operating since 2004 with spacious rooms, play areas and facilties housed in a 500 sqm floor area (with comfort rooms inside classrooms) and especially with loving and caring, well-experienced and very capable Teachers.  God bless us Moms and our kids!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: rosetan on June 24, 2012, 05:21:14 pm
We plan to enroll our daughter shes 3.2 years old. Ask ko lang mga mommies na taga Manila, saan kaya may magandang pre school? Kindermusik and cambridge ba iisa lang?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: swtgrl_bee on July 11, 2012, 09:19:37 am
Sabi ko noon 4YO ko na ipapasok yung anak ko ng buong school year, 2YO and 3 MOS na yung anak ko ngayon pero mukhang ipapasok ko na siya next AY 2013-2014 so by June next year she'll be 3YO and 2MOS, buti nakahanap ako ng Progressive school na malapit sa amin 1 hour and 30 mins lang everyday and affordable :) Medyo bored na kasi anak ko sa house ngayon palang, better nadin kesa Yaya lang ang kasama everyday or nanonood lang ng DVD.

Kapag 4YO naman siya big school na (big TF din), 2 hours and 30 minutes everyday.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: sachism on July 11, 2012, 11:37:08 pm
My daughter started to attend Toddler Class at exactly 2yo. She is still a bit defiant. She doesn't want to follow the teacher's instructions. Hehe. We decided to enroll her so she will have improvements on her social skills. Her classes are only 3x a week. Next year, I hope to enroll her to a regular daily class. She'll be 3 by then.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommy.anne on July 22, 2012, 10:16:55 pm
ok sakin na kahit 2 yrs old pa, mgschool na as long as yung "play" school muna. i prefer a school with a progressive approach (yung learning by doing ang educational philosophy)... important din na strong yung parent-home relationship para i can easily consult the teacher...
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: kissablesam on July 25, 2012, 05:44:57 pm
Subscribing,

for me it depends on the parents padin siguro kung kailan nila gustong ipasok sa school world mga kiddos nila.. pero sa tingin nio mga sissies, tama ba at 18 mos eh i-enroll na sa gymboree?? just to hone her social skills..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: msals2007 on July 26, 2012, 07:45:35 am
hayy ang anak ko 4 years old now, first time kong ipasok sa nursery. i think he's having a hard time adjusting. 2 months na since pasukan and around 2 weeks pa lang ata siya pumapasok. Nagkasakit kasi so nag absent siya for more than a week. That's the time na nag aadjust pa lang siya sa classroom. Nung gumaling, ayaw na talagang pumasok. Nag tatantrums pag time to go to school na hindi na namin mapilit. The other day pumayag din pero dapat nasa loob daw ang daddy niya. Same yesterday. Today ayaw na naman niyang pumasok. Saka ayaw niyang magparticipate sa class. Though nag eenjoy naman siya pag nag aaral kami at home, siya pa nga nagyayaya to study his books. Pag sa classroom, sapilitan, at ayaw magpaiwan sa loob gusto andun lagi ang bantay niya. Di ko na alam ano gagawin. Second option ko pag talagang hindi nakapag adjust at ayaw pumasok, i-kumon na lang muna. Kaya lang worried ako na baka naman mahuli na siya kasi sa ngayon ata at 6 years old dapat grade 1. And yung ibang private schools they require na at least 2 years sa pre school before mag grade 1.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mommyabhie on July 27, 2012, 06:25:09 pm
ako kc baby q ngayon 2 and 9months sya pinaka bata sa skul nila...pinasok q na sya sa nursery...ang akin naman pra matutong makisalamuha sa ibang bata..msyadokcng mahiyain yung anak ko...i think 3yrs sya sa nursery..  kc 5yrs old ang tnatanggap sa kinder...ok naman sya ngayon nkakapag color at sulat naman sya, alam na dn niya yung ibang colors at shapes...un nga lang hindi nkikisali sa laro nila sa school kc nga mhiyain..pero hindi naman ako nkukunsumi sa pgpasok niya araw2 kc sya mismo ang gustong pumasok...siguro depende na rin sa bata...  :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: -joanamber- on July 28, 2012, 11:33:49 am
my baby will turn 2 this august, next year mag3 na sya. so i'm planning na ipasok sya sa nursery kasi kung magwawait pa ko ng isa pang taon baka too late naman na.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: KVsmommy on August 16, 2012, 06:31:26 pm
My daughter WAS, and I say it in past tense because I withdrew her from the program, enrolled in a community day care center since June 'til early August. About 2nd week of July, we tried out the Galileo program for her as well. The day care session lasts for about 1.5 hours while the Galileo session lasts for an hour. Since public day care center sya, there were about 25 students - and they were in a small classroom lang. As in, small lang talaga. I really just wanted to try out the classroom environment for my little girl (without the need to spend too much), kasi naging successful yung summer schooling niya... Unfortunately, the environment at the day care center wasn't the best fit for her. Too many students cramped in a small space, hindi niya masyado gusto. And well, I personally didn't like the way the teacher handled the class. :( Saka ayaw talaga pumasok ni baby pag doon papunta. As in nandun na kami, ayaw pa niya pumasok. In contrast, she super enjoys naman her Galileo sessions. Twice a week lang sya, pero ang dami na niya natutunan in 6 sessions pa lang. And talagang very enthusiastic sya. So we decided na stop na lang muna sya sa daycare and continue with Galileo - we don't want her traumatized by the idea of schooling.

I couldn't say naman na she's not ready for the classroom environment, kasi during her summer session naman, we never had a problem at all, from going to school, leaving her there, classmate interaction, etc. She's also a fast learner and takes instructions easily. Yung environment lang din siguro ang hindi naging good for her sa daycare.

Next year she'll be four na by start of the school year, and since continue naman sya with Galileo, and summer school ulit next year, I'm pretty sure na she'll be much better adjusted na. We already found an awesome progressive school for her, pero we're also looking into a traditional school. We'll see next year. :)

So I think, as far as readiness of the child is concerned and how early to start schooling... you have to really let the child try it out for you to find out. :) But one thing's for sure, any younger than three may not be ideal for a CLASSROOM-environment type of school/sessions. Even at three touch and go pa din depende sa bata at sa kind of school na papasukan niya. :)

If you discover na di pa talaga ready, well, let our kids be kids muna. They won't be like that forever. :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: alexismom on August 19, 2012, 08:14:04 pm
^Sis, saan kayo nagtry ng Galileo program? We plan to have our daughter start with school next year pag 3 years and 6 months na siya. So far, medyo shy pa siya around strangers. Wala namang play school in Cavite.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: KVsmommy on August 20, 2012, 11:54:03 am
hi sis alexismom! :) sa Bahayang Pag-Asa Subdivision sis, sa may Molino. Dun sya sa may Harrell Horne Integrated School grounds malapit. It's really nice, enjoyable talaga. They accept kids basta 3 years old na. My daughter still has a 'warm-up' stage pa rin naman with strangers, pero pag nakasama na niya ng matagal-tagal, ok na. :)

Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: alexismom on August 26, 2012, 01:09:40 am
^ay, 2 years and 6 months pa lang daughter ko, sis. sayang.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: proudofELA on August 28, 2012, 11:58:38 am
Hubby and I decided na i-enroll baby namin sa playchool when she was 2years 8 mos old.  And it turned out to be a good decision. Before kasi siya nagschool, hindi pa siya halos nagsasalita! and she was very shy around other people but very bibo kapag kilala niya yung audience niya.  After about two months in school, ayun, super daldal na and magaling na makipag interact with other people :)
She's now almost 5 and ang new challenge naman namin is yung preparation niya for big school next year.  She's going to be grade 1 na!  :o
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Post by: kuliglig^^ on August 28, 2012, 02:41:50 pm
For me, around three years old. Pero magsummer program muna siya before the start of the school year, para lang masanay.  ;) Excited na kooooo!  ;D
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Post by: Angeldust on August 28, 2012, 03:07:06 pm
^Korek sis Kuliglig  :) its a good idea to enroll your baby at summer program bago sya magstart ng formal schooling para hindi mabigla and you could assess also kung kaya na ng baby mo. I enrolled may panganay to a summer fun school when he was 3yrs. and 8mons. na di kame nagmali na ienroll sya sa school ininjoy niya muna pagiging baby niya sa house.  :D actually we thought din na parang medyo late na yata kase ngayon as early as 2yrs old pinag aaral na, but in my son's case di naman naging problem he learned fast naman sa school like recognizing letters and numbers  ;D
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Post by: thenanaydiaries on September 06, 2012, 12:05:56 pm
hi, im new here.. i have a 2-year old son and i started sending him in a playschool and kindermusik.. he learned how to be around with other kids and this really gave him more confidence.. before he was shy but now he is very playful and friendly.. i wanted to enroll him next year in a big school so hopefully he'll pass the assessment.. though im still on the process of choosing and looking for a good school for him..
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Post by: winnie_the_martian on September 07, 2012, 04:53:06 pm
i have a 23 month old daughter and i am looking for toddler class or fun class for her. like mommy proudofELA
 yung baby ko inde pa ren nagsasalita pero super bibo ren magdance and all :) yun lang nga inde sya nagsasalita pa. i am a little worried pero iniisip ko na lang na iba iba naman ang development ng mga bata.

i am from tondo manila and wala pa ren ako mahanap na school or program. regular kami ng gym play sa gymboree pero inde ko option na inenroll sya dun super mahal :(
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Post by: mworx on September 11, 2012, 04:26:45 pm
My daughter is already 4½ years old.  I want her to be physically, mentally and emotionally ready before going to school. 
Ito problema ko ngayon, nag inquire ako sa STC for Kinder dahil 5yo na siya next year, hindi daw pwede dahil walang educational background.  Hindi ko naman naisip yan kasi nung time ng eldest ko, at the age of 4 naka pasok na siya sa big school without educational background (nursery etc.)

I am looking for a preschool for her.  So far nag inquire ako sa Kinderville (Quarterly P16,200 wala pang uniform and materials).  Naisip ko sayang naman yun uniform since next year hindi na niya gagamitin.  Holy Spirit Child Development Center (Mayon Street, Q.C.)  P20K lang tuition (whole year) but not that satisfied.  My last option is Vey Garcia Learning Center (Tuition Fee:  P76K, P8,500-monthly)  medyo mataas pero I will check it out.  Personal ang approach nila and I felt welcomed when I inquired. 

Wala na akong choice kasi hinahabol ko ang makapasok sa big school next year ang anak ko else baka mahuli na siya.

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Post by: KVsmommy on September 11, 2012, 05:25:03 pm
sis mworx: I'm just really curious about what you said "nag inquire ako sa STC for Kinder dahil 5yo na siya next year, hindi daw pwede dahil walang educational background. "  What do they mean 'walang educational background'? :) Does that mean dahil hindi pa sya nag-school before? I didn't know na some schools require that pala for pre-schoolers... :( My daughter kasi is turning 4 next year pa, May. In some schools kasi, Kinder age na yon. Naku e baka hananapan din ako ng 'educational background'... e she only went to day care for 2 months, tapos stopped na kasi it wasn't working out for her.

My interpretation of the word may be very literal, pero nacurious lang talaga ako kung bakit para kailangan ng 'educational background' ng isang pre-schooler to enroll in a big school. :) I hope some of our fellow SP mommies could shed some light.
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Post by: sweet&spice on September 11, 2012, 07:55:19 pm
@kvs mommy: i'm not sure dun sa 'educational background', kasi sis, sa DLA, they asked for baby's card. i forgot lang kung mandatory, or optional. may entrance exam pa naman kasi di ba?

i searched for my files. yung form para sa kinder, the following are the requirements:
1. good moral character;
2. medical certificate;
3. photocopy of the nso birth certificate;
4. 2 pcs 1x1 ID pictures;
5. long brown envelope
6. photocopy of baptismal certificate
7. others ---- report card.

di ko alam kung optional or what, kasi nung nag-inquire kami as incoming nursery for the year before, wala namang required good moral, medical certificate and report card.

better call the guidance office at DLA sis. 046-4321-22; 517-1044 local 301 and 302.
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Post by: mworx on September 12, 2012, 10:23:14 am
@KVsmommy...iba na kasi ang curriculum ngayon because of the K12.  Pagpasok sa big school ng mga anak natin, Kinder na agad sila tapos sunod nun Grade 1 agad (sa STC ganun hindi ko alam sa ibang school) unlike before na Kinder tapos Prep saka mag Grade 1.

Wala educational background - as in first time lang niya makapasok sa school.  I think hindi pwede kung sa day care lang.  Dapat ata mag nursery muna kasi sa big school kelangan marunong na sila magsulat.

Sa LSQC where my son is studying, nung Kinder siya akala ko playing, dancing, arts, etc. e meron na silang subjects at exams kaya dapat ang bata ready na (reading & math) before going to a big school. 

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Post by: KVsmommy on September 13, 2012, 01:52:28 am
Ooooh I see, thanks for that sis mworx, kaya pala...

Hmmm, that gives me a lot to think about right now. :) She knows very little of writing pa lang eh, just her name, and some letters. Ang hirap pala maging bata ngayon. Hehe.

sis sweet&spice: thanks for the list sis! :) will give them a call mga late this year na siguro, Nov or Dec. :)
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Post by: sweet&spice on September 13, 2012, 10:40:57 am
medyo tama si mworx, si baby, nung nag-entrance exam, required some writing....di naman reading, although advantage talaga if the child when starting as kinder -- would be able to read.

our kids should at least know how to write all the letters, and shapes. yung isang entrance exam ni baby for prep (advanced kasi), required clock-reading. mas maganda nga siguro na may playschool si baby or at least, kahit salingkit system, para she's acquainted. basta, inquire ka sis, i can't tell if this is a hard and fast rule.  ;)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mworx on September 13, 2012, 01:59:15 pm
Pina access ko daughter ko kanina sa Vey Garcia's Learning Center, part of the accessment yun phonetic and writing.  She didn't pass Kindergarden instead Pre-Nursery, Nursery siya.  Hahabol na lang daw.  It is according to her pace, kung mabilis siyang makapagbasa then, at 3 months time or less pwede na siya sa Kinder Level.

Any feedback about Vey Garcia's Learning Center
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Post by: inkee on September 13, 2012, 02:06:14 pm
Mommies, If your baby s 3 y.o ano ba dapat? pre-nursery (casa/toddler class ba tawag dun) or nursery talaga?

sa may mga toddlers na babies naman na nag school, anong ginagawa ng babies niyo sa school? like what activities do they do? do they have writing ba? books? notebook? singing? dancing? Di ko mahanap kasi sa google ang curriculum for toddlers or pre-nursery... TIA
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Post by: mworx on September 13, 2012, 02:11:39 pm
@inkee...at 3 yo, maganda i socialize mo muna anak mo like kindermusik or gymboree.  It's a parent and child thing.  They sing and dance and may storytelling wala pang academic.

Pag okay na siya then prepare mo na siya for school like reading, math & writing.  May preschool na aside from academic subject may extra curriculum like singing, dancing, art, etc. 
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Post by: inkee on September 13, 2012, 02:21:56 pm
@mworx i enrolled my baby sa toddler class kasi sabi more on socialization raw ang focus nila sa mga bata.
I found out later on that 3 kids lang ang naka enroll to the said class. They were then combined sa nursery class.
Nursery class and toddler class has the same books. same activities which includes heavy writing and reading.
They were even required to buy notebooks as well. na wonder ako if ganito rin ba sa ibang school na nag ooffer ng toddler class/casa/pre-nursery...

Kaya ko pinasok yun anak ko for her social development. Also to learn the basics like counting, letters, colors and shapes. Singing and dancing as well with arts ok rin.
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Post by: swtgrl_bee on September 13, 2012, 08:56:58 pm
Hi sis inkee, ako inenroll ko anak ko sa Toddler Class, approach nila eh Progressive Education. 2 months siya dun last summer, during that time sis 2YO anak ko. Core reason ko, para madevelop speech niya kasi may Speech Delay siya that time. Pero nag improved talaga siya, ito sis ang schedule nila sis, para may idea ka din sis. free Play, Circle Time, Arts & Music, Storytelling, Snacks, Movie Time which is once a week only.

Super toddler friendly talaga, kaso not budget friendly ang tuition fee nila kapag buong school year na :(

Tapos sis, ito yung mga nagawa nila. Car wash, Swimming, How to make Spaghetti. Meron din silang writing pero simple lang. Yung tot ko name Sophia, so naka focus yung writing nila sa name niya. So natapos ang 2 months til now alam niya eh S-O hehe, no pressure naman.

Pero ganun na pala ngayon, nag iisip tuloy ako Kung papasok na siya kapag 3YO na siya, hmmmmm.

HTH
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Post by: sweetprincess on September 13, 2012, 09:14:15 pm
sharing mga sis, yun eldest ko nag start nag school when she was 3, nag nursery class sa daycare, more on socialization, kung hindi siya mag participate sa activity eh ok lang naman, at times hindi rin nagsusulat, pero nung malapit na yun school end eh nakakasulat na, kahit hindi pa sakto sa mga lines. then nung 4 yrs old na, nilipat ko ng school as senior kinder, ayun mukhang ok yun program kasi nakabasa na ng 3 letter word, and nakakasulat na in cursive, now 5 na siya as preparatory, mas nag improve na Reading skills niya and mas malinis na ang sulat in cursive, next year may grade schooler na ako :) :) :)
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Post by: Golda_Magsaysay on September 14, 2012, 06:09:37 pm
that's too early. i think 4 is the best age para pag dating niya sa college 18 na sya. ;)
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Post by: mommyjm on October 01, 2012, 02:49:08 pm
I initially planned to enrol our daughter in school when she reached 4 kaso lang medyo napaaga. We let her start school as early as 2.5yrs since delayed speech sya. It was a good decision naman since malaki yung naging improvement niya. Plus natuto makipagsocialize and share her things to others.
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Post by: imapsychstud on October 10, 2012, 04:31:00 pm
as a mom and a practitioner in the field of psychology, i am standing by the belief that my son may enter schooling by 5... noong una, praning ako, thinking that my son is late from the others... pero i consulted a colleague. well, right in my face, he told me, "you can be the best teacher your son can have"

because more of the essential learning and life lessons that he needs to know can be experienced by my son right at home - i just need to make use of all the opportunities at hand for his learning.

career development starts right in the home
communication skills, relational skills
creativity, resourcefulness, cooperation and empathy...etc.

cognitive concepts, maituturo ko din sa kanya in a fun way... i just need to make good use of the materials at hand

i work the whole day, but i make sure that when i get home,
i get to give him the time that he needs to learn through experience and observation of what i do
we enjoy and at the same time learn...
and the best way to bond as parents is to share time with our kids...

they learn concepts, as well as values and morals...  ;)

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Post by: stealthmommy on October 10, 2012, 05:09:57 pm
i quit working and became a WHAM when my kid at around 2 years old, we did homeschooling basic concepts lang, iba kasi pag mommy nag turo. however since there were no other kids sa bahay, i bring her to gymboree 1-2 times a week for play, we also did a lot of mini field trips, from theme parks, zoos and even weekend market.  for kids with siblings okay lang siguro na older na mag start ng school since may kalaro naman, it's really a case to case basis, depende sa set up ng parents,  the parents are the best judge kung kailangan ba talaga ni baby or hindi.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mworx on October 10, 2012, 06:59:39 pm
Mga mommies, ibang na ang curriculum ngayon dahil sa K+12.  Level entry  will depend on the age of the child.  Like sa case ng daughter ko, suppose to be ipapasok ko na siya sa STC next year kasi mag 5yo na siya kaya lang hindi pa siya pwede kasi kelangan nag nursery siya.  So I was thinking, pina nursery ko siya ngayon, next year Kinder siya so pag pinasok ko siya sa STC at the age of 6, Grade 1 na dapat siya which I don't think ready  na siya.

My advise is that at age 3, dapat mag pre-nursery na sila para pag 5 na sila, pwede na sila sa big school (Kinder Level).  More comments please.
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Post by: RenaInteractive on October 10, 2012, 11:37:46 pm
wow as early as 2 : ) i have 3 kids, we started sending them to school at the age of 4-to-5. Perhaps it depends on the case, my wife is a full-time housemaker so i suppose we can afford to fill the 2 years gap. I remember buying a lot of study materials such as flashcards, whiteboards, etc. In our youngest, we experimented by enrolling him in a taekwondo class instead of kinder. Thankfully he passed to become prep and until now he still practice taekwondo - it paid-off.
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Post by: jem.sexy@yahoo.com on October 11, 2012, 12:17:19 am
i think  kid/s can go to school

...as late as possible if one of the parents is in a stay at home arrangement

...as early as possible if both parents work, the family can afford it at para na rin to increase interactiion with more and more kids
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: mariellecruz on October 24, 2012, 08:31:22 pm
Hi mommies, there's a new preschool along Katipunan Ave. (near Banapple - southbound). The name is EXPRESSIVE MINDS You might want to see their facebook page -- http://www.facebook.com/expressive.minds -- They have a very hands-on curriculum and small student-teacher ratio. They accept Toddlers aged 1.5yrs.   
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Post by: jem.sexy@yahoo.com on October 24, 2012, 10:46:43 pm
sana may iba silang branches noh mukhang ok nga ito salamat sis @mariellecruz, medyo layo lang po  :)
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Post by: chellebunao on October 27, 2012, 06:52:48 pm
hi mga mommies ask ko lang kung san may toddler class sa fairview/lagro that you can recommend?
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Post by: fashionistamom on October 31, 2012, 08:31:56 am
hi mga mommies ask ko lang kung san may toddler class sa fairview/lagro that you can recommend?

sis may OB Montessori malapit sa SM Fairview. If ok din sayo may Diliman Preparatory School along Commonwealth. Next year Im enrolling my two year old daughter sa Menti Assorbenti Montessori na nasa kapitbahay na village lang namin sa may Commonwealth. :)
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Post by: twelvth_goddess on November 12, 2012, 10:30:53 pm
My daughter is 2 years old and is currently attending a Gymboree class. Naisip ko na ipag-school na sya next year but she'll only be 2 years and 9 months by June 2013 tapos regular 5-day classes na 2 hours per session na kaagad yon. So my husband pushed back a little and said na parang too soon pa for her age. So we both decided to have her go through a summer class and another round of playschool. We'll enroll her the year after next na, she'll be 3 years and 9 months by then.
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Post by: dreamerK on December 07, 2012, 05:52:15 pm
Hi,

At what age did you enter your kids to a pre-school, not as salingkit na?
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Post by: Mommy Jazz on December 07, 2012, 09:03:27 pm
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Post by: kiz_me1109 on January 02, 2013, 04:56:50 am
My son's birth month is August. Last year wala pa siyang 3 years old nung nag start yung school so hindi pa daw pwede. This year, we will send him to school na. =) He'll be turning 4 on august so sakto lang. He's also excited narin. Sa village lang namin yung school so lagi kami dumadaan dun para masanay siya. 
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Post by: mejhez on February 13, 2013, 08:50:22 pm
My daughter is currently attending kindermusik class. She's 20months when i enrolled her. Im planning to enroll her this summer to a swimming or ballet class. Siguro pag 3y/o na sya ill enroll her naman sa mga workshop class yun tipong play and learn lang muna.  :)
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Post by: bella swan on March 08, 2013, 01:09:20 pm
Agree ako sa inyo mga Mommies na depende sa bata kung ready na syabf ipasok sa regular school or not pero syempre, desisyon nyo pa rin yan ng partner nyo. When my daughter turned 2, she really wanted to go to school na but I guess its too early so what I did is that, I bought activity books and educational dvds for her. Then nun nag 3 sya, pinasok ko sya sa Kumon to enhance her skills, at that age kasi, she knows how to read letters na, she can count, identify colors, a little bit of everything. Naisip ko naman, pag sa play school, baka naman mawala rin yung concentration niya sa bagay na nagugustuhan niya during that time, aside from that, she's always playing naman sa bahay namin. At first, hesitant yung Teacher pero after the test, nakapasa naman sya, 1 year din sya sa Kumon and I found out na hindi pala lahat tinatanggap agad sa Kumon sa ganong age so very proud ako  :) then lumipat kasi kami at walang malapit na Kumon sa place namin so I decided na i-review na lang sya and now she's 5, she'll be Kinder 2 this year and according to the result of her exam last month, she's above average and very excited to go to a regular school.

I guess, malaking factor din yung support and encouragement ng parents sa bata. Hindi lang dahil sa nakikita natin na may excellent skills si baby, ipapasok na natin agad, maganda siguro, tayo muna ang mag-guide sa kanila. May iba kasi na iniisip agad na kung paano mas mag-e-excel ang anak nila but I believe, we should mold our kids first sa mga magagandang ugali na dapat nilang matutunan sa bahay pa lang. Ito yung dapat matutunan ng mga kids natin before they go to school  ;)

Happy International Women's Day Mommies!!!  :)
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Post by: kaikeyi on June 12, 2013, 06:20:03 pm
Hello mga mommies!  :D

My daughter is now enrolled as nursery, she is 3.4 years old. 5 na yung books niya, with 5 writing notebooks.. now, concern ko lang kung ganun din ba sa ibang nursery school, nakakagulat kasi mga lessons sa books nila, although yung iba, tracing lang. My child knows the alphabet, numbers, colors and shape. marunong na syang magcolor, doodle pero di pa siya marunong magsulat eligibly. ok lang kaya yun? worried lang baka kasi di sya makasunod sa lesson, pero nung summer niya dun sa school niya, sabi ng teacher niya, ready na sya. Mommies are not allowed pa naman sa school. Well tomorrow is her first day of school!! Sana maging ok!! Thank you!  ;)


 :) ;) :D ;D  ::)
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Post by: mworx on June 13, 2013, 05:12:09 am
My daughter at 5yo is kinda late in terms of reading and writing.  She's an incoming Kinder student at STC....hoping na kayanin niya.  5 subjects nila including Filipino.  Kelangan ng follow up ito kaya lang afternoon class baka pagod na after school kung mag tutor pa siya. 
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Post by: cindy_cuteeh on June 20, 2013, 01:25:17 am
At age 2.4 yrs old, my son learned to read the alphabet, count from 1 to 10, identify shapes and color. Pero hind ko pa sya gusto ipasok sa school dahil sa tingin ko its too early. Turning 3yo lang sya this October. By June next year he's 3.8 yrs old na and plan ko ipasok sa nursery. Tama po ba un? May entrance exam din po ba yun? Then after nursery next is Kinder na which is start of Big school and by that time 4.8yo na sya.  Pagdating ng grade 1 tinatanggap po ba as grade 1 pag 5.8 yo pa lang kase October sya mag six that time?
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Post by: tiny_yabbi on July 09, 2013, 04:25:52 am
Hi mga Sis,

Share ko lang yung son ko nagschool na sya now 2 1/2 yrs old palang sya. yung ate niya kasi Kinder 1 na and everytime maghatid ako sa school nung eldest ko gusto nung bunso ko magpaiwan and magschool na daw sya taz pinagtrial kame nung principal for 1 week and it went good actually ngpapaiwan sya sa school and mas naging madaldal na sya. Medyo bulol pa kasi sya pero he knows how to read ABC-Z, 1-10 and shapes and colors. Pang 3rd week na niya now na pumapasok sa regular school as a nusery so far so good naman and i hope magging maganda yung outcome neto sa future ng bunso ko.


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Post by: imeego on July 09, 2013, 09:27:36 am
my son is 2.8 years old and he's in nursery 1 now.,sabi ng father ko, bakit daw ang aga namin pinasok sa school, reason naman namin ni hubby, sayang naman kasi yung time na whole day lang sya nasa bahay walang ibang kasama kundi ako at si yaya, so might as well send him to school na, anyway, 2 hours a day lang naman and in that way, he gets to interact with other kids...in terms of the basic knowledge, madami na din syang alam since natutukan ko naman dahil sahm ako.  at his age, he already knows/identify the alphabet (big and small letters), can count to 40, animals, sounds, colors, shapes (pati nga hexagon, pentagon ;D) and he's conversant na, parang adult na kung magsalita ;D the only problem is, pag nandito sya sa bahay, hirap ako turuan sya magsulat or mag-draw, but when he's in school and with other kids, ayun nagpaparticipate naman...so far, no regrets naman na pinasok namin sya agad sa school coz everyday, dami nyang natututunan, dami nyang songs na kinakanta, pati prayer nila sa school alam na niya and he even reenacts some activities nila sa school :)
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Post by: tiny_yabbi on July 10, 2013, 03:22:52 am
Same here sis imeego, yung son ko very conversant na din sya kahit na medyo bulol pa i know and i can see yung malaking changes after pumasok sya sa school. 4 hours naman sya nagstay sa school niya at kapag uwian na i can see na super enjoy sya so wala din me regrets sa pagpasok ko sa kanya ng maaga kahit lahat ng mga kapitbahay ko dame comments dedma na lang..
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Post by: Lelen on July 10, 2013, 09:37:31 am
My son turned 3yo last May and I enrolled him in Nursery 1 class. He has a classmate who will be turning 3yo this Oct pa and does well in class. My son naman knows the alphabet, numbers 1-100, colors, shapes, starts to read in sentences na din. But he's not so sociable yet and now after a little over a month, I can see difference na. At pag dinadala niya ang books niya paguwi at nakikita ko ang mga ginagawa nila sa school, nakakatuwa kase I know that it's not something he can learn at home. I can only teach him some basics but being school is the best.
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Post by: laneyval on July 22, 2013, 02:29:33 pm
Hi mga sis! Tama kayo, for me din it depends sa anak natin. My 3 year old daughter started schooling this year lang sa toddler class. Naisip ko mashado pa siguro syang bata pag preschool agad. Ang habol ko lang naman ay yung social skills at magkaron sya ng activities. Dito kasi sa house pag super busy ako pinapanuod ko nalang ng dvd. And i know hnd healthy yung ganun kaya naisip na namin ni hubby  na ipasok na sya. And i think tama lang naging decision namin. Yung anak ko kasi before nagschool, sa una mahiyain, matatakutin sa hindi niya mashado gusto yung face. Pero once nagschooling na sya, nawala yung fears niya at naging sociable. Lagi niya nilulook forward ang pumasok. Tapos ang paggawa ng homework niya parang naging bonding time na din namin. Before magend kasi ng class niya na 1 and half hours lang, nagmemerienda muna siya bago umuwi. So paguwi niya magbibihis at magpapahinga ng sandali tapos aral na kami. After magaral pwd na niya gawin gusto niya like magplay or watch tv. Pero pinapatulog ko pa din sya after lunch. Nadiscover ko na madami na palang alam gawin ang anak ko. Ako naman nakasuporta palagi sa kanya. Kung ano yung lessons nila, ginagawan ko ng fun activities para kahit pano enjoy sya sa pagaaral. :) tsaka ang anak ko napansin ko mas enganyo sya gumawa ng activity basta may kasabay syang gumawa. :)
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Post by: SheIsErika on July 23, 2013, 04:36:45 pm
buti na lang nakita ko tong thread na to..

I'm thinking of my son kasi going to school next year. I'm really excited.
He'll turn two this coming aug 6, bale next year 2years and 9months na siya
for school year 2014-2015.

I'm thinking if it's too early, atleast i got ideas from you mommies!
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: prima mama on July 24, 2013, 12:43:58 pm
mga mommies im proud to say na my daughter sophie just turned 2 last june pero she can read a hundred words na. alam din niya alphabet, numbers, animals and colors. she sings a lot of nursery rhymes na din though medyo bulol pa. she doesnt go to school yet. ako po ang nagtyaga magturo sa kanya. big help yon your baby can read na dvds. we watch it together4 atleastonce a day. even ako nagugulat sa development niya. fast learner kasi sya. plan ko enroll sya sa play school muna next summer for socialization purposes. actually Sophie learned to spell her name when she was 1year and 7months even yon spelling ng frog she knows na. i think early training in a fun way really helps my daughters cognitive development. toddlers like them kasi learn more through experience.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Lucky on July 27, 2013, 09:46:21 pm
Wow sis ang galing naman.. Tips naman sis.. I tried teaching my baby kaso parang di sya interesado..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: alec_18 on April 28, 2014, 11:09:57 pm
Hi mommies! what age pumasok babies nio in pre-school? :), my baby turned 3 last march, i started scouting for pre-schools but then i'm thinking kung next year na lang bka masyado pa maaga..
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: julia_18 on April 29, 2014, 09:59:26 am
My eldest (he's now 19!) started nursery when he was already 5 years old. Kasi when i askes him before kung kelan sya mag-school lagi nyasinasabi pag-5 na daw sya. My second naman (she's already 14) started kinder when she was 4 but i let her do prep twice kasi feeling ko di pa sya ready for big sxhool. Monitor mo din lang sis if you think your baby is ready na. I believe kasi na nasa readiness ang eagernesa ng bata ang pagstart ng schooling, mahirap yung parang napipilitan lang sya.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Miss Donya on April 29, 2014, 07:19:13 pm
Hi mommies! what age pumasok babies nio in pre-school? :), my baby turned 3 last march, i started scouting for pre-schools but then i'm thinking kung next year na lang bka masyado pa maaga..

Hi! Yung eldest son ko, also turned 3 years old last March. Ngayon naka-enrol sya sa summer class sa isang preschool center near our home. I think okay yun para di sya masyadong naiinip sa bahay and nakakapagsocialize pa sya with the other kids of his age. Para mabawasan din ang pagiging mahiyain niya kapag nakaka-meet ng ibang mga tao and also para kapag school year na talaga hindi yung saka pa lang sya mag-aadjust. Monday-Thursday lang ang pasok niya, 2hrs a day. So far, sa tingin ko naman ay nag-eenjoy sya lalo na kapag umuuwe sya na may star sa kamay hehe.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: carcap_19 on August 04, 2014, 05:05:50 pm
Hello Mommies,

My daughter started schooling when she was 2.7 years old. We first enrolled to on of the summer programs at A-Plus International School in Alabang since we're from the south. We were happy about their programs so my husband and I decided to officially enrolled her for this school year.

For parents living in the south, who are looking for a good school within the are, we are happy to recommend this school for your kids.

You may check their website http://www.aplus-is.com/
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Angela Royo on August 23, 2014, 09:27:01 am
Good Morning Super Parents!

My first born son is 3 years old and 9 months pero pag tinatanong ko sya if he wants to go to school, he always says, "Ayaw!" with conviction. I sent him to summer classes last may kaso di niya rin natapos dahil sa tingin ko masyadong maaga yung classes but he enjoyed it naman. Pag nasa loob na sya ng room, sya yung pinaka enthusiastic doon at sya yung lagi natatwag ni Teacher kahit di sya masyadong matatas magsalita. His quizzes fair well din, mga hanggang 2-3 mistakes lang nagagawa niya since di pa sya refined magsulat. Saka gustong gusto niya yung dancing and singing activities nila. So my husband and I decided na i retard muna yung plan namin na ipasok sya sa school. Tutal naman, marunong naman na sya. He can count up to 200, he knows shapes and letters and colors, and mga animals. Marami na sya alam dahil sa panunuod niya ng pre school shows sa Nickelodeon at Disney Junior. Kampante naman ako na in time, maeenganyo din syang pumasok sa school. This isn't just his time yet. Pag ready na sya, we will know naman, diba?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: cholinergic on June 09, 2017, 11:47:41 am
Hello mga sis paano ninyo tinuturuan ng basic yung bata pag sa bahay like. Reading, writing and coloring?
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mommy Jazz on June 10, 2017, 08:27:48 pm
Reading started as bedtime routine. Binabasahan ko sila ng bedtime stories. Nung na familiar na sila sa letters and reading kaka nood ng videos ng sesame street, then we started taking turns in reading sentences and paragraphs, minsan dialogue ng characters sa story books.
Writing and coloring is supervised. Got age appropriate activity books for this.
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: on January 15, 2018, 03:15:36 pm
Hi. Newbie here.  :D    :D
Ask ko lang sana, yung daughter ko kasi turning 4 na siya this August 2018, hindi ko alam kasi where to start.
Ang dami kong plans for her
(1) Plan ko to hire a tutor na lang muna sana sa house kasi gusto ko sana mrunong na siya before she enter sa pre school
(2) Plan din namin ni Hubby na ipasok siya dis coming school year sa Day Care Center and
(3) Lastly, at her age klngan na ba siyang mg enter sa preschool?

Thanks  :) :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: Mommy Jazz on January 15, 2018, 04:17:48 pm
I would suggest play school or day care agad instead of tutor para yung social skills matutunan niya din and ma-expose siya sa classroom set up wherein she will learn to get along with her classmates, work as a group and learn to follow directions and recognize authority in an environment other than her own home.
Inquire nalang po kayo sa pre-school na papasukan ng bata. Most of them accept 3 year olds. My bunso was 2&1/2 when he started school. 1&1/2 hrs lang ang class nila noon.
Do let us know how it goes :)
Title: Re: How early should a toddler begin schooling?
Post by: on July 13, 2019, 12:14:15 am
Hi mommies. I am a teenage mom and I just graduated. My husband is the only one working right now for I still review for my upcoming licensure for teachers exam. My baby girl is turning 3 years old next year. I wonder if is she really ready for school? For nursery? Is it really beneficial for my kid to start in preschool? Because I remembered before, kinder lang ang sinimulan ko.. and yung mom ng husband ko is keep on saying to us na we should not rush our baby to get older, she should enjoy being baby and whatsoever...

Also, can you please suggest me a school around pasig which can help mold my daughter and can give her quality education plus with a clean and friendly environment?
For a budget of less than 30k per year for preschool or kinder? Inclusion of books and miscellaneous? Thanks.