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annice
01-12-2008, 10:46 AM
Hi all,

My son is going to be 2 soon,we planning to send him for child care cum early learning schools. Hopefully can get some feedback in here.

We were looking at kinderland, Krisha currently, not sure if there's other available in the neighbourhood? :confused:

Cheers

LMei
01-12-2008, 12:37 PM
Wow. My son will be turning 3 soon and I am still hesitant to introduce him to the school world (of stress) yet. I'm most likely to send him when he's 4. Just do your own teaching at home. That's fun enough. No need to send to learning centres. Now my son can count to 10 and sing his ABC's (though pronunciation a bit off) but who am i to complain. He's only 2!

fRaNkY
01-12-2008, 01:33 PM
Sent my son and daughter to FunStation at Court10 when they were 2 1/2 yo.

Just to play, sing and "open up" :)

QuietStorm
01-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Sent my son and daughter to FunStation at Court10 when they were 2 1/2 yo.Hahaha...that's a wee bit too young. I'd recommend to start them at 4. :)

fRaNkY
01-12-2008, 01:50 PM
Hahaha...that's a wee bit too young. I'd recommend to start them at 4. :)

Its either that or learn all the Penang swear words from the child minder :D
Luckily they have since forgotten most of the words. :D

QuietStorm
01-12-2008, 01:54 PM
Its either that or learn all the Penang swear words from the child minder :D Hahaha...you did have a situation that warranted immediate attention. Oh, well, you made the right decision then.:D

annice
01-12-2008, 04:57 PM
ah ... actually the initial idea is to let him play with the kids not so much to say "forcing or stressing" him up with words, etc... as i'm a working mom, so i tot to let him spend some time with other littel friends in a nursery, learning music, sing song...

Mammoth
01-12-2008, 05:29 PM
ah ... actually the initial idea is to let him play with the kids not so much to say "forcing or stressing" him up with words, etc... as i'm a working mom, so i tot to let him spend some time with other littel friends in a nursery, learning music, sing song...
At 2 years old, they may not be able to socialize unless your kid is hyperactive type. Another consideration is sending them to these play school tend to expose them to some poor behaviour. You won't be surprised that he/she will come back one day and speak a vulgar word. You have to properly guide them so as not to let them to accept such poor behaviour.

cthainn
01-12-2008, 05:48 PM
What would be the best age to send ?

Mammoth
02-12-2008, 08:39 AM
What would be the best age to send ?
Depending on individuals but generally, the suitable age would be 3 plus or 4 years old.

cthainn
02-12-2008, 10:35 AM
Depending on individuals but generally, the suitable age would be 3 plus or 4 years old.

My gal stay with my mum at home, so she will like watching TV program with my mum almost whole day. That's why I'm thinking sending her to playschool/enrichment center in the morning session, ie. from 9am to 12 noon, so at least she won't stick to the TV all day. I would prefer those playschool type which let her play, sing, fun activities and mix around in the class, rather than focusing on her academic and "NO HOMEWORK" to bring home..........

Mammoth
02-12-2008, 05:17 PM
My gal stay with my mum at home, so she will like watching TV program with my mum almost whole day. That's why I'm thinking sending her to playschool/enrichment center in the morning session, ie. from 9am to 12 noon, so at least she won't stick to the TV all day. I would prefer those playschool type which let her play, sing, fun activities and mix around in the class, rather than focusing on her academic and "NO HOMEWORK" to bring home..........
Do something to the TV. Some playschool will also let the children watch TV. So, make sure you select the proper one.

Mrs A Tham
05-12-2008, 10:20 AM
My gal stay with my mum at home, so she will like watching TV program with my mum almost whole day. That's why I'm thinking sending her to playschool/enrichment center in the morning session, ie. from 9am to 12 noon, so at least she won't stick to the TV all day. I would prefer those playschool type which let her play, sing, fun activities and mix around in the class, rather than focusing on her academic and "NO HOMEWORK" to bring home..........

Got your point.. too much of TV is bad for a kid. Choose relevant programs, an hour or two is good enough for a day. But again, what can you expect a grandma would watch? :) Well, most nurseries in Subang Jaya has its standard and are not bad at all. Its just that which type you prefer...fun type, heavy academic "kiasu" type?? Whatever...just don't stress your kid! If can afford, Montessories are good...lifeskill, cognitive skill, problem solving, character building, socialize, funplay.....and no homework. It helps prepare the kid for kindy for working parents who can hardly find time to nurture at home. Get those with small teacher:student ratio so can monitor on the :eek: Penang Swear Words :eek: but when a child starts mixing around, there's bound to be some unpleasant behaviour they may learn from some. That's when your patience and ability to explain will have to come in...nurturing and home practice is very important.
:rolleyes:

cthainn
05-12-2008, 01:41 PM
Got your point.. too much of TV is bad for a kid. Choose relevant programs, an hour or two is good enough for a day. But again, what can you expect a grandma would watch? :) Well, most nurseries in Subang Jaya has its standard and are not bad at all. Its just that which type you prefer...fun type, heavy academic "kiasu" type?? Whatever...just don't stress your kid! If can afford, Montessories are good...lifeskill, cognitive skill, problem solving, character building, socialize, funplay.....and no homework. It helps prepare the kid for kindy for working parents who can hardly find time to nurture at home. Get those with small teacher:student ratio so can monitor on the :eek: Penang Swear Words :eek: but when a child starts mixing around, there's bound to be some unpleasant behaviour they may learn from some. That's when your patience and ability to explain will have to come in...nurturing and home practice is very important.
:rolleyes:

Do u know how much Montessories charge a month ?

LMei
05-12-2008, 05:20 PM
My colleague gave me a simple rule of thumb. Make sure your kid is able to report back to you what is going on in school, then only start to send your kid. Else you may never know if he gets bullied, or why he's unhappy (if the situation arises).

Mrs A Tham
06-12-2008, 02:38 PM
My colleague gave me a simple rule of thumb. Make sure your kid is able to report back to you what is going on in school, then only start to send your kid. Else you may never know if he gets bullied, or why he's unhappy (if the situation arises).

Agree!! That's why I am only sending my kid to nursery next Jan when he 3 1/2 coz noticing he can talk well and relay messages...also if child is totally off diapers would be better as one can't expect too much from assistance teachers/maids in school to wash the butt clean and all... friends kids sometimes comes home with diaper rashes so if one can't help it and must still send their kids at a very tender age, make sure when child gets home, immediately stress on bath and cleanliness first and always apply anti-diaper rash ointment as prevention.


Montessories charge....

Well, norm...Montessori fees are from RM400 - 500 mthly and that's for full Montessori...In SJ there's alot half Montessori and there's also some with only one qualified Montessori Directress but load of non-qualified teachers...know more about what an actual Montessori offers before enrolling as your $$ may go to waste

cthainn
09-12-2008, 03:53 PM
Will take note all the comments and do some survey before sending my dd to any center. thanks.