Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nursery School for Bearcub

"Parents would do well, during this age, to make use of preschools, childcare, and babysitting."
– from Your Three-Year-Old, Friend or Enemy
Truth, we've enrolled Bearcub in nursery school. Three mornings a week. She attends with her best friend. And? It's marvelous. She hit's the ground running in the morning eager to go. It's loving, play-based, gentle, amazing. And for us? Three days a week our muscles unclench and we focus on Nightowl and each other. No bizarre crashes, screaming fits, broken glass and other such nonsense. As a homeschooler it feels like kind of a copout, but a necessary one. We're all much, much happier.

2 comments:

Angela said...

both of our girls went to a non-academic, play-based co-op preschool two mornings a week. it was a wonderful break for all of us, and it helped them build some social skills that have helped us be a better homeschooling family. i hope it works out for you all!

happy said...

great.......................................................................