Playdates before starting Pre-school

I didn’t expect it but when Joy’s pre-school told me they’d like to arrange for her to have playdates with the children she will be hanging out with in school, I welcomed the idea.

At these play dates, I observed how:

(1) The teachers interacted with other children
(2) Joy interacted with the Teachers
(3) Joy interacted with other children.

Other children seem to trust and enjoy being with each other and the teachers of her class. I didn’t like some teachers though, because they were quite impatient with the children of other classes. Thankfully, Joy’s teachers gave me all the right vibes.

 So Oddly Dreamlike | Mom Blogger on Parenting and Living in Singapore : Playdates before Preschool
The teachers sang songs to instruct the little ones on where to go and what to do. This is “back to the wall.. back to the wall.. everybody back to the wall”

Before these play dates, I worried that Joy would be very reluctant to leave my side. But no, turns out, she’s pretty independent (attachment parenting rocks!).

 So Oddly Dreamlike | Mom Blogger on Parenting and Living in Singapore : Playdates before Preschool
Siting down with other children to listen to what the teacher has to say

I didn’t get to hold her hand throughout the first play date, she was happy to walk amongst the other children .

 So Oddly Dreamlike | Mom Blogger on Parenting and Living in Singapore : Playdates before Preschool

And then she started talking to her buddy for the playdate.

 So Oddly Dreamlike | Mom Blogger on Parenting and Living in Singapore : Playdates before Preschool
“我的Mummy在那边,她的名字叫 Goh Hui Yan!” I heard her say. LOL.

Just had to take this picture. First friend in class.

 So Oddly Dreamlike | Mom Blogger on Parenting and Living in Singapore : Playdates before Preschool

When engaged in play, Joy has a tendency to be on her own, even if she is physically amongst other children. I’m not worried about it yet, I think she’ll make friends along the way.

 So Oddly Dreamlike | Mom Blogger on Parenting and Living in Singapore : Playdates before Preschool

At the playdates, it became quite obvious that she doesn’t like to hold hands with boys but I’m also not worried about it.

 So Oddly Dreamlike | Mom Blogger on Parenting and Living in Singapore : Playdates before Preschool

Joy’s been asking to go to pre-school for a long time so we’re all excited for her. She’s already started pre-school in fact, on April Fools’ Day no less (when I updated the Hubs on her start date, he double confirmed with me that “it’s not a joke, right?”) and she seems to be settling well.

I’m happy about this arrangement for now!

Note: I don’t feel right to post photos of her classmates faces on this blog for privacy reasons, this is why their faces are intentionally blurred out in the photos.

******

When life gets busy, I keep simple records of our daily life on my Dayre. I also use Instagram and update my Facebook Page pretty often. To keep all sorts of ideas, I pin them to my Pinterest. If you enjoyed reading this post, connect with me on the various platforms I’m on and you won’t miss an update!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge