I feel it is the toughest time for any mother to let go their baby in this unknown world to fight their battle. I personally feel it s the toughest time and decision for us to make. After so many hardships, research, sacrifices we come to the day when our tiny baby is no longer a baby but a toddler who is ready for school. God… time flies. I know how it feels as my baby is ready for preschool now. She will start her new journey from June 2015. It is a scary feeling to leave them all alone to struggle to find out what is right and wrong, be expressive and get your things done. How will their classmates be? How will the teacher handle them? There are several questions bouncing in the minds of preschoolers mother.
And above all this dilemma now a days there is another confusion which board to choose for my child, choosing a methodology for your child. So many different terms are floating in the air these days. Montessori, integrated, playway, multiple intelligence, sensory learning, IB curriculum, canadian study, Cambridge syllabus, ICSE, CBSE, SSC.
Well I have done a lot of research on it. When i say lot it actually means a lot, as people started to stop me on doing any further analysis on schools.
After all my hard work visiting the different schools seeing the different method i have finally concluded that there is no better or best school than your home.
First what you want you have to emphasis in your home, the environment, the learning process, because a child is learning every minute we cannot wait for them to go to school to learn. What we want we should start as soon as we can start. I strongly believe in the theory that 0-6 years are the best years. We parents have to ensure that they remain the best by giving a positive environment, choosing the right school, giving the right resources. If you are right then which ever school you choose will be correct. Because learning doesn’t happen at one particular place or time, It happens throughout life and everywhere.
Make your child curious, make him eager to learn. Let him be independent, let him explore. Be supportive. Subjects in the school are to show in which direction your child is leading. What interests him take cues from it and push your child in the right direction. Don’t waste your and your child’s energy on his weak points focus on his strengths. Set your goals straight and you are bound to achieve it.
If you have time to devote for your child, you are a stay at home mom, educated, any board , method is fine for your child. If you are working are not left with time send your child to any international school and they will take care of your child as they start slow and move according to child and they are very expensive so if you have double income and have less time it is a good choice.
Secondly if your child is shy doesn’t open up, picks up thing slowly send your child to montessori as they don’t have a deadline for finishing an activity. If your child is talkative, opens up, learns things fast you can send him to montessori or playway anything. Your decision should be based out of reputation of the school and distance.
Look at your child they tell us many things, but we adults ignore because we are short of time. Please take time out for your child. As he is your child but it is his future and his future relies on you. So observe your child, give them time and wherever they will go they will be happy.
Make them curious learner winning will follow them, don’t teach them to win teach them to learn. Because life teaches us new lessons everyday. If he is a learner he will always be happy.
Let children be innocent, let them enjoy, let them learn, above all let them be happy.
Wish you a Good luck for your child’s school time.:)