Friday, February 15, 2008 (TAYLOR IS 2 YEARS AND 40 WEEKS OLD)

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Recently, we’ve begun thinking about preschools for Taylor and I’ve been doing research into the various philosophies: Montessori vs. Waldorf vs. Reggio Emilia, etc… (What, you’ve never heard of the Reggio Emilia approach?! Well, neither had I, but according to, Newsweek hailed them as the best preschools in the world.) We’re very fortunate to have a great selection of preschools in our area to choose from, however we may have missed the boat if we wanted to enroll Taylor for next fall. Apparently, I should have been submitting applications while she was in utero, because the waiting lists are so long for the “best” schools. I’m also finding that I’m a little ambivalent about preschools anyway. I definitely believe that they can be of great benefit, but what I want her to get out of preschool is mostly the social elements – I’m less concerned about making sure that she’s reading before kindergarten. Primarily, I just want to make sure that she’s learning how to develop positive relationships with her peers and getting a little more independence from mom and dad. So the question becomes…do we really need to get her into the “perfect” school now, or can we relax and just find a nice, comfortable place for her to play for awhile? I don’t know yet, but I’ll keep you posted.

Who needs preschool when she’s got such a bright future as a rock star:
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