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    What age ?

    I have a 2 year old daughter and was wondering what age did you send your kids to school and where?

    My wife is on about finding a school for my daughter for the next school year is this about right for Thailand for that age to be going to school ?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

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    Re: What age ?

    They start them young in Thailand. 3 years old is the usual age for the first year of kindergarten or Anuban as it is called.

    It will entail taking your daughter to an interview of sorts with some Thai teachers who will assess if she is ready for school or not. Around this time of year is when the schools start organizing their interviews.
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    It is mostly socialization though... they do fook all there except get slapped every now and then IME and I have been teaching/responsible for kindergartens since I arrived a long time ago. Oh, and my wife was a kindergarten teacher too. My son skipped out on kindregarten 1. We put him in kindergarten 2 though because he is at my school and it gives my wife more time with my daughter. She will probably skip out on K1 too.
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    I did not want to start my kids so soon. But under pressure they started at 4, and then went in to 1st grade at 5. Worked out well. Why put the kid in so early if one parent can be at home? Seems very silly to me in fact. Why would you want a 2 year old in school if you had free time. 2 year olds are fun as hell.
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    Re: What age ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbuku View Post
    taking your daughter to an interview of sorts

    is this code speak for "give the school a 10,000 baht donation"?

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    Re: What age ?

    All depends on the school.

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    Re: What age ?

    I sent my son to an 'international kindergarten' when he was two. His English and Thai were progressing quite well before kindergarten. He could count from 1 - 10 in both English and Thai before he started. After only 1 month with his Thai teachers he could count - one, two, tree, four, fi, sick, sen, a, nigh, ten.

    As this school was in Sriracha, and most of the students were Japanese or Korean, he also learnt other skills. He would often speak languages that my wife and I didn't understand. Friends who did understand informed us that that he had learnt to say 'fcuk off and leave me alone' in both Japanese and Korean.

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    Must be painful to send your 2-year-old to a school. A pain I would never experience.

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    ^Care to explain, JD?

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    Re: What age ?

    Cheers for your replies. So by the sounds of it i will be putting of sending her to school for another year. Me and my wife are at home most of the time as work at home. So no need to rush into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgood View Post
    ^Care to explain, JD?
    Because I'd never do it. I was a single parent in grad school when my daughter was 2. She went to classes with me. We were inseparable.

    It doesn't matter what the school is charging you, there are always poor teachers and shitty kids who will not only add the her education but cough and sneeze all over her. I have Ss who wear surgical masks to class, that's thoughtful of the parents IMO.

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    Re: What age ?

    Snuck my kid into K1 at two-and-a-half-year-old. This year he's doing prime in K3,

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    Cuties both.

    I home schooled mine. My daughter's a physicist as of 2002. All I can take credit for are the problem-solving games we played so much; concentration with poker cards, Rubik's cube, pin the tail on the Comet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    Cuties both.
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