Tuesday, August 03, 2010

My 2 year old, a preschooler

When my daughter turned 18 months old (usual age Singaporeans bring their kids to playgroup/enrichment classes) I was then in serious hunt for a playgroup around our area but with the below criteria:
  • It should only be a weekend class, once a week
  • It should start late, 10am ideally
  • It should teach phonics, music, arts, etc :)
  • It should be near our place
  • I don't like the gym type class, she might lose weight
Playgroups here usually is  equal to a daycare center - whole/half day care for children 18-24 months. Although they also learn phonics, sing song and play but since they are there half/whole day, part of the routine is also their nap and feeding time guided by the teachers. Nap and eat exactly at the time their teachers need them too. I think this is ideal for parents who can't stay at home with the kids and those who doesn't want or cannot hire a house help.I just feel it is tiring and an early pressure to the child. Well, for me at least.

It was very difficult to look for the best (according to my own criteria) for my child but thank God he has provided one. Hershey is enrolled at ACES Montessori KIDZ and is finishing her 1st term. I enrolled her to the Mom & I program when she was 25 months old.
This is her at the door, her first day to school. She's super excited on her first day!
 It is a once a week/weekend class , the program includes Montessori Language and Phonics , it is very near our place , and class starts at 915 which is also fine. It passes my criteria so I was happy. She will be starting her 2nd term in August and she loves going to school.

Threading before the class starts. :)


  1. wow sis I dont know so early they need go preschool

  2. its really not a need. its just good she has something to do on a weekend except from staying at home or us spending money in the mall. hehe. was also excited to bring her to school :)

  3. Wow big girl na sya. Me too am excited to bring my baby to pre school when the time comes.

  4. ^ bring your kid to school na sis. its really fun!


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