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  1. Charlotte Fleet says:

    I like that you mention that with preschool your children have the option to interact with other children and be independent. My husband and I have been considering whether we should put our oldest in preschool. I think we should look into finding a preschool near us to make the transition easier.

  2. Angela, I really appreciated reading this article. My husband and I are currently praying about whether we should send our 4.5 year old to 3 days of preschool at a local church coupled with some learning at home or do full-time of one or the other. My son sounds a lot like your son that you mentioned in this article.

    One question I have is how did you keep it from being to confusing for him of what he was learning at the private preschool vs. what you were teaching him at home? I would like to be able to reinforce what he is learning if possible.

    Thanks!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Hi Lindsay! I knew the skills he needed to work on, so I focused on that at home. I could see the lessons for his private preschool and sometimes I would do similar activities. I just tried to make sure he was working on skill he would need for kindergarten. I hope that helps!

  3. Ridley Fitzgerald says:

    It’s good to know the pros for both homeschooling and preschool. I like how you said that having a relationship with a teacher, and other students, is good. My son doesn’t get out very often, so I think a public place would be good for him!

  4. Ridley Fitzgerald says:

    It’s good to learn about preschool, and the benefits it brings. I like the fact that going to an actual school will help my son with social interactions. He needs that right now, so I’ll start looking for a school to take him to.

  5. Oscar O'Malley says:

    I like that you mentioned that attending preschool can help a child learn how to thrive without their mom and dad. That really stands out to me. My daughter is old enough to go to preschool now, but I haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to put her in preschool. Neither my wife nor I went to preschool, but knowing that our daughter can start to learn and develop on her own is a great reason to take her there. Thanks for the information.

  6. Ashley Maxwell says:

    I appreciate your comment about how kids who attend preschool will be able to interact with kids so early on in life. I think this is beneficial and is one of the main reasons that I am thinking about signing my daughter up. Thanks for mentioning how attending preschool can give a child an opportunity to feel motivated to grow and learn.

  7. Ivy Baker says:

    This is some really good information about preschools. My sister is looking for a preschool for my nephew. It is good to know about how it would be smart of her to go to a professional one because there would be less pressure on her too when it comes to academic achievements.

  8. I think it’s actually neat to teach them as they are younger and then transition them into preschool as they get a little older. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  9. I love hearing about your pre-school curriculum and how that’s worked at home for you. I’m more open to the idea of keeping my child home for pre-school. I agree that it’s beneficial for the child to have one on one time with the teacher, as well as have lessons that meet the child’s needs.

  10. Clark Pacis says:

    My nephew started at the age of 4. He was exposed to a lot of stimulating kids shows prior to that. He didn’t seem to have any problems socializing with the other kids since he played with the neighborhood kids at the park. Forwarding this to my sister. Cheers!

  11. Thank you for the post. I have a child that getting to the age were we need to decide school options. I really like how you posted the benefits between homeschooling and preschools. I can see how it would be important that your child learn to be without parents. I think it really helps them to develop social skills.

  12. Julianne Harris says:

    I have a 2 year old son and initially I was not sure whether I should send to a preschool or not, I thought home schooling would be better, but after I met a couple of my friends and their kids who were of the same age as my son I realized that even though my son was fairly social and had a couple of friends, there were other aspects that he needed to learn, So I decided that it would be best for him to attend a preschool, and the decision has proved to correct till now!He is completely enjoying the whole experience and has learned quite a lot!

  13. suziehomemaker says:

    I teach at home. my kid goes to church actitives twice a week. not school but church and club. more then enough time to pick up bad behaviors from kids who go to public school. and are allowed to watch bad TV shows like Brats. At home I can also teach her at her pace. 3 yrs and doing Saxon math K. but slower on ABC’S. normal preschool level for that and # and writing. but as she gets those we go on. not repeat over and over with no forward. repeat is good mixed with forward. so she doesn’t get left behind and she doesn’t get held back either. I love homeschool and having my kid right here to teach the right way. Like teaching Homeopathy, NOT med science Dr’s, as a good community

  14. Staci Broadway says:

    I am a teacher and just like you I’m also a mother. Because of busy schedule my time is limited to teach and accompany my kids always. Though it is really good to teach personally with your kids, I would still recommend to send your children to preschool. There, they will not only learn but will also develop their social aspects. They can encounter other children and can play with them. They will start appreciate the beauty of having friends and will not afraid to mingle with others.

  15. No, there is no need of sending a child of 2 or 3 years to a pre-school. It is better to teach the fundamental education to the children. Its the parents can teach better than any other. Yes one can prepare lessons to teach the basics by understanding the child’s ability. And the early days are much important period in life, because child will learn everything whatever they are taught. It’s no other than parents can teach them what is right and what is not.
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  16. Children Of America says:

    I see the benefits in home schooling and going to a preschool. The most important thing is that your child is learning. Like you said, a great option is enrolling your child in preschool a few days a week. At Children of America you have that option. Either part time 5 days a week or full time 1-5 days a week. It’s completely up to you the parent. If you’re interested in finding a location near you visit – http://www.childrenofamerica.com/locations.cfm

  17. bryan flake says:

    More than anything, I want my son to be in preschool for the social aspect. I think that a kid that spends all day at home with mom or dad is nice, but not the best social skill builder. He needs to be among peers for the best social skills building.
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