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Postby chixchix » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:35 pm

:? Hii all I need some help.. my younger boy in N2 now, in MMI, fees also so expensive. Previously my child was in another branch of MMI where my old home was ..There it was such a torture to get him to go school ,he always cried. 7 months ago, I shifted to Jurong and had him changed to another MMI. for the first 6 months ,he loved his new school and now for the past 3 weeks ,he has been starting his nonsense again.

In the mornings when I want him to bathe and get ready ,he hides under the bed, and waits till 9 am when Okto starts. I am really tired of this, trying to win him over with rewards, scolding ,giving a whack, all never worked. When I spoke to his teacher ,they said he is ok at school. My boy is not the very sociable type. He prefers being alone.

Now I am considering to remove him frm MMI and make him go for enrichment classes instead.When its time for him to go K1, I will enrol him in PCF.

Am I doing the right thing ? Even if I enrol him in another preschool, there wont be a point cos he wont attend.

Is it compulsory to go Nursery ? Now in N2. so I would rather selfstudy him till Dec.

Please advise mummies. I am thinking of putting him in Phonics and CMA Maths class. Is that enough ?

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Postby buds » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:07 pm

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Heyya chixchix,

Yes.. indeed! I agree! The MMI fees are rather high.
Dunno if it has escalated during recent years... :|

I can understand how difficult and frustrating it is
to do the coaxing on a daily basis.. i have been
there.. and yes, its like nothing seems to work
to get the kiddo move faster. :roll:

This is only in my personal opinion, which you
may or may not agree with.. N2, parents should
be able manage if the child is home-schooled (in
a way lah), and if one is a stay home parent all
the more beneficial if more time can be spent to
coach the child in the usual areas to prep them
for mainstream K1.

There are many resources easily available to
run your own written and learning activities at
home in most good bookstores , to do with an
N2 child.

If the child at age N2 can be receptive to short
enrichment programme hours then it's feasible.
Cause there are some children in N2 who are
not necessarily ready (depending on the enrich-
ment programme of choice)... gotta observe.
And K1 at PCF is fine with the intent / plan of
supplementing the child for outside enrichment
programme. So, you wud have mainstream
drilling and P1 environment preps in PCF, plus
the acceleration and deeper understanding for
Math & Language up till K2. Its a sound idea to
me for your current dilemma.

I just received a call from a lady - an aquaintance
to an old friend of mine who said her child cannot
read or write and she is worried since child will be
in P1 next year. From the orientation with the PCF
after her child was accepted there, she said the
centre gave parents the impression that reading
skills will be incorpporated into the centre's
curriculum, and likewise for Math readiness.
She is surprised the child is barely learning
anything in school when she tries to find out
from him (test him & play with him). The child
also seems to go through the motion of sch-going
and does not show any interest nor any displeasure.
Has nothing to share after school on most days too.
Like, "Yeah, school's ok... as usual, mum..." :roll:

Pre-school is not compulsory as of yet, but its
just that giving them a sneak preview... or a rough
idea of school... and of course providing/introducing
the basic academics that prepares a child for primary
education that makes it a natural preference to put
children in pre-schools. It provides for a smoother
transition into the primary school phase (for most).

Having said that however, the mind of an N2 is escalating
from their natural curiosity and they are at a great stage/
age of learning many new concepts, it would be good if
he is given the oppotunities to explore them in the comfort
of home - at least till December. Join library children group
activities and story hour when you can to have the child
be in an all-children environment for the exposure to being
around other children & encourage child to play with others
at the playground and visits with cousins (if any). This hopefully
would help child develop the interaction amongst children his
age without having to be in an actual pre-school.

Dunno if it helps, but just to share my thoughts.
Cheerios, chixchix. :celebrate:

PS : My elder one attended only half of N2 last time.. :wink:

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Postby chixchix » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:22 pm

:love: thanks BUds. Now I feel that if I were to pull him out then I am not going to regret ..having lots of time since I am a SAHM. once again ,thanks lots

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Postby buds » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:33 pm

chixchix wrote::love: thanks BUds. Now I feel that if I were to pull him out then I am not going to regret ..having lots of time since I am a SAHM. once again ,thanks lots


Oh, ok... so you're one of us fellow SAHM's.
Not to worry, you should be able to do fine.
Let me know if you need further assistance
in future. Enjoy your son!

Oh yes, provide sufficient notice as per their
long rules and regulations during enrolment.
Don't waste the deposit. Hope not to troubling
for you to wait another full month, to endure
the frustrating phase you're in now..

All my best to you, ya!
Take care. 8)

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Postby smurf » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:47 pm

is he going to full day or 3 hrs kind?

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Postby chixchix » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:54 pm

he goes for half day.. that also so difficult :stupid:

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