When my sons went off to preschool, there were many tears. It took a few days, maybe longer than a week, for drop-off to be easier… the teachers would sometimes have to hold my kid on her lap, and soothe him while I quickly ran out the door.
I stayed home with my boys those early years, and of course, they weren’t used to having someone else care for them – even if just for a few hours. But I realized a little separation at age 3 would help prepare them for kindergarten.
What I realized quickly was also that my boys were active! They couldn’t sit still longer than 5 minutes at a time. “Circle time” which required longer than 5 minutes, wouldn’t hold their attention unless the teacher was engaging and entertaining. They would have to use their words, face and body language to fully engage and interest my rambunctious boys.
This preschool teacher needs a lesson on young kids