Am I been a “kiasu” mum or just thinking of the best for my little gal?
Last Friday I went to collect little gal’s report card and her previous semester books and works. Her teacher mentioned that there are some improvements in little gal’s social skill although she can be very shy when call upon and reluctant to play with other children. Overall she has great marks in the academic part. Teacher’s comment in the report card is that she is very hardworking and good reader. Am I proud of her!
Since she was a baby, I made it a point to read and play flash cards with her on every other night. Her nanny helped a lot, she taught little gal a lot. So learning and reading in pre-school are nothing unusual for little gal.
Just the other night I was discussing with hubby about little gal’s education and how much she has learnt in pre-school. Hubby said that I am pressuring my little gal to strive better at such tender age. Well, I thought education should start at tender age and what better age for them to learn new things than 3 years old, right? Probably my perception is wrong, but I am definitely thinking of giving a better headstart for my little gal in the future. There is a friend of mine that decided not to send her children to preschool. Her comment is that they will be in school for at least 15 years, so why start early???
Both hubby and myself only schooling at age of 6 and we did managed to finish our colleges and obtained the necessary degrees. Correct me if I am wrong. Pre-schools were not that well known back in 70s and 80s and we were not compulsorily required to attend pre-schools back then.
I did contemplating about sending my little gal to pre-school, but after much weighing the pros and cons, I decided to send her in. I did not have time to home-school her and her nanny can only teach her much. She needs more times with other children as most of the time she was alone with no other children to play and interact with. So it comes back to the decision of enrolling her in preschool early.