Is Nursery a necessity for pre-schoolers?

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Is Nursery a necessity for pre-schoolers?

Postby Angelight » Thu May 06, 2010 3:53 pm

I'm a SAHM and teaching my DD at home. she is 2 and a half turning 3, and now attending an enrichment course once a week mainly to expose her to Chinese language and to let her socialise with other kids her age.

I'm thinking of not sending her for full-time school until kindergarten, that means she will skip nursery. Is it ok? As she is my first and only child, no prior experience, so appreciate other kiasu parents for their advice and sharing.

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Postby Guest » Thu May 06, 2010 3:58 pm

I started mine at N2, mainly for interaction purposes because she was an only child. It's only 2-3 hours long.
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Postby minnie2004 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:11 pm

Both my kids started N1 at 2.5 and their subsequent development was obvious. Esp DS, who started talking quite late. Now in N2, he's talking much more and can hold pencils and trace letters and Chinese characters properly. I guess afterall his teachers are more professional in teaching small kids than me :wink: .

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Postby Angelight » Thu May 06, 2010 4:14 pm

Mine is only child too. So was your child able to catch her with her peers since she didn't attend earlier pre-school? I'm just worried my DD may not catch up in kindergarten if she doesnt go to nursery...Kiasu mother :oops:

But i buy alot of pre-school assessment books and coach her at home. Dunno if that is enough. :?

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Postby LLX04 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:54 pm

Just to share that my DD who is so used to personal coaching could not catch up with the class when we eventually placed her in school. Guess at personal coaching, we could paced up with her speed but in group teaching, teacher said my DD lost her concentration pretty soon.

i think school should be main stream of learning where home coaching is additional supplement.

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Postby Guest » Thu May 06, 2010 5:03 pm

Angelight wrote:Mine is only child too. So was your child able to catch her with her peers since she didn't attend earlier pre-school? I'm just worried my DD may not catch up in kindergarten if she doesnt go to nursery...Kiasu mother :oops:

But i buy alot of pre-school assessment books and coach her at home. Dunno if that is enough. :?


Yes she is doing fine in school now. What LLX04 mentioned in her post is a valid point. I did not like to coach my dd on my own all the time because she would tend to only listen to me. In fact she still does but largely she has learned how to listen to teachers teaching her. The interaction was not limited to the children but also interaction with the teachers was important for me.
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Postby jedamum » Thu May 06, 2010 5:24 pm

this discussion topic is very familiar....

see my comments here...
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... ht=nursery

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Postby buds » Thu May 06, 2010 5:28 pm

Yeah, jedamum.. i found another thread with similar discussions here,
albeit a little short-lived. Mods, please consider merging and finalizing
on a fixed thread title so that it would be easier for other parents to
locate for reference, instead of creating new threads of their own.

Thanks in advance.

This is my link > http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... 1949#21949

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