I’m honestly curious about this. Why do 3-year-old children need school?
I have read a few posts lately seeking “home-school curriculum ideas” for 3-year-olds.
This baffles me. Am I missing something?
Sweet Hippie Daughter was in public school until she was 7 and Hippie-saurus Rex is only 2 so we haven’t had a “preschooler” yet. On the other hand, we have a toddler who wants to know everything.
“What’s that?” “Why?” “Is it hot?” “Where did it go?” “(Can I) do it?/have it?/touch it?/eat it?”
This is what I hear. All. Day. Long.
We sing the ABCs and watch Super Why? He colors (well… scribbles) in his coloring books and makes a mess in the bubbles from the dish water.
He’s learning constantly, though I’m not making any intentional effort to teach him, exactly.
Why do we need a curriculum? I’m not being rhetorical. I’d love for you to share your thoughts!
Now… we did send SHD to preschool when she was 3-years-old but it was the kind of place where kids went to hear stories and play with paint I didn’t have to clean up for 2 hours a day, 3 days a week. She loved it. She learned to raise her hand to ask questions and wait her turn in line. They weren’t studying for the SATs or anything.
Do you see a need for structured academics at a very young age? What are your thoughts? I’m very curious – especially if you live outside the US. How do people in other cultures view this?
Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
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