It’s been 2 months since my last post on G’s first day in school. I’m happy to report that he has settled down well a month ago, and there are no longer tears when we drop him off or during pick-up. In fact, he waves hello to his friends once he reaches the school gate! He has been eating well (really well in fact – the teachers report that he is eating 3 portions at a go!) and enjoying the activities in school.
I wanted him to grow up in an environment where play was encouraged and where there was enough space to roam and explore. At the beginning of last year, we started on our search for G’s pre-school, and finally found one which was ideal in terms of distance, environment and teaching philosophy.
I loved that the pre-school was big and spacious, and it was located in a quiet area, off the main road. In the school, there are separate areas designated for pretend play, working with manipulatives, a reading area and a kid’s kitchen where everything is kid-sized! Even toddlers get to cook (with child-safe utensils of course!). Constant feedback from his teachers and photos from class keep me updated on his activities in school.
Here are some photos of his school and G’s activities:
Finally, my favourite part of the school – the big outdoor play area that’s located within the compound where he can run freely. I’m really happy that he gets outdoor time daily, and there is a safe place for him to do so.
Despite my initial misgivings, I’m glad that my little boy has grown more confident and sociable after attending school. He no longer needs us to feed him, and plays independently. My little boy is growing up!
When did your little ones start attending school?