Mr Squishy is a very excitable little chap. He loves to try new and exciting things. He does get a little bored sometime as mummy can’t play all the time and needs to do her work and tidy the house. Mummy thought that as he is so eager to learn and do more fun things that maybe it was time he started nursery albeit part time as mummy can’t be separated from Squishy for too long lol.
Nursery is a fabulously fun place for little ones with sponge like minds ready to absorb new information. It helps to start little ones early (if you are entitled to free places or can afford too) where one can to help encourage independence and to allow them to learn new skill such as making new friends, interacting with peers and adults and of course for educational reasons.
We have opted to take our little man to a Montessori where he will be educated through play in a fun and safe environment. This will not only make his week more exciting as he will be doing a larger range of activities but will also allow me to have a little breathing space which is much needed as I barely get a second alone throughout the day.
At the tender age of 23 months Mr Squishy is ready for nursery and I am excited for him at the prospect of all the exciting things he will get to do. Children are ready to start nursery at different times. They all develop at different rates and should be treated as individuals when younger and taken to nursery when the parent feels the child is ready.
Having two older sisters means my little man has begun developing at a faster rate than some first children as he has his sisters to learn from and emulate. He loves to try and do activities he sees his sisters doing which is a good and also sometimes a bad thing as you can imagine.
Mr Squishy is quite independent and is able to keep himself occupied which is handy but also a sign he is ready to go out into the world and explore. He has a good understanding of numerous words although he doesn’t talk excessively at this stage. If he is anything like his sisters verbal diarrhoea will commence very soon. This little man is able to follow quite a few instructions and is keen to learn to play with other children which is nice.
My little man went again today to nursery and I left him on his own at nursery for a few hours after settling him in and he loved it. I was a bit emotional but after a brief cry he was off playing with water and anything else he could get his hands on.
I’m relieved he has settled in and look forward to his further development as he learns.