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.
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.
No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.
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.
I really don't see the benefit unless you and your missus both work and don't have yai around to help out.
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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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All depends on the school.
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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.
Must be painful to send your 2-year-old to a school. A pain I would never experience.
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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.
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.
Two to five is a joy for me. I wouldn't want to miss an hour of it.
Snuck my kid into K1 at two-and-a-half-year-old. This year he's doing prime in K3,
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