Thinking education

I love this.

It’s one of the reasons we’ve decided to make schooling for our Bunnies free n’ easy.

Delaying structured schooling and standardised testing as long as possible.

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  1. Although I’ve started my son in a preschool, at this point all I want for him is to have fun. I don’t push him to do anything he’s not ready to do. I do feel myself comparing developmental milestones of my son with other kids sometimes, especially when mothers tell me their kids can do this and that. But I tell myself, hey he’s going to be schooling for many many years once he starts school proper and he only has this time (at least till he’s 7) to have lots of fun in ‘school’. Since I don’t have the patience to homeschool him, at least I try to make his preschool experience as free n easy as possible. I’m also glad I found this school that works on those principles. I’m really enjoying reading your posts.

  2. Thanks, mom2kiddos! I feel we’re really on the same page. Like you, I want my kids to have fun at this stage, develop a love of learning, and enjoy learning at their own pace. Recent research has demonstrated that structured schooling is way too restrictive, and even damaging, for young children. (I cheat and read the periodicals Sweet Man borrows from the library: he is a teacher.) I did explore some preschools in our neighbourhood, and I didn’t like the whole timetable thing – circle time, followed by english, math, etc. It was too “school-ish” for me. At home, we are really flexible. On days when I’m too short of patience to “teach”, I let them run loose and play pretend!

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