Jennifer wrote:Imami wrote:Hee... Been quite busy lately. The little one started piano lesson, tennis lesson and swimming. This mother is with him while he attends his lessons. I feel a strain, really no time to sit and watch tv. Ask him if he is tired, too many classes, can cope or not, the little imp's eyes are so bright with excitement. Aiya, so long as he rests well, is healthy and happy, can la, whatever he wants.
I still read ksp posts almost daily but I don't post a lot. In fact, as Little as I can.
There was an article in the ST some time ago, about a young mother who signed up a few enrichment lessons for the little son at the little son's request. The issue of idle time for self discovery was raised. With self discovery, creativity n imagination will be aroused. Too much structured activities, no matter how well loved by the little one, was not encouraged. So, do balance out structured and non-structured activities. :wink:
Oh is it, I must have missed this article. But I know about this thing about the need for idle time. Many months back, there was this parenting magazine article which mentioned about how much is too much (enrichment classes). In it it says if the kid asks about what he/she should do during idle time, it is highly possible that the kid has too many classes (so much so that he/she doesn't know what to do when there is idle time).
This (whether too much or not), I have to say is something that I hv to balance but I probably won't know how well I have balanced. It is the last two years of his preschool life. I just want him to Enjoy the two years before he goes to primary school. In terms of enrichment classes, the newly added ones are strictly non academic. Most of them are outdoor sports eg tennis and swimming. I am beginning to feel that his life is a little too inactive, hence I support his request to join his buddies for tennis lessons. It is a pte class taught by a friend. The students are all my son's friends.
I personally is concerned about his schedule. These few weeks see many changes in his schedule - make up lessons, terminating classes, signed up new classes, moving classes from one time slot to another. I also took leave to keep him at home, so that he has more play time and sleep time.
As for swimming lessons, they are taught by myself. Definitely have flexibility.
In any case, I get what you mean, Jennifer thanks for the reminder. I will watch him and the Situation closely.