I have stopped Chloe’s lessons at LNT (Little Neuro Tree), I’m a bit bored by the program cos Kate was in Year 2 classes so I knew what they are going to be teaching.
We will continue to do flash cards, memory, sensory play at home, it’s something that we have been doing even before attending LNT. I’m not saying LNT is not good, in fact, I like their program, they have ideas and stuffs that I never thought of before and it sort of inspire us to do the similar teachings when at home. The program also allows parent and child to bond thru activities. Her end of terms comments from individual teachers were really good, well I know that the teachers will only comment the good and not bad cos they are still so young but I still can’t help feeling proud. The centre one is from her Jap teacher, only 1 sentence saying that Chloe is very good in her concentration. That is one of her strength, she hardly move about when in class, she will listen attentively to the teachers.
Another reason why I want to change school will be too little movement in LNT”s classes, we have to sit throughout the 1 hour lesson. I hope to find a program that involves more movement.
After looking around, I decided to put Chloe into Julia Gabriel (Bilingual Playclub). Had initially choose to take the lesson from Forum but they only have Sunday class and they have a long wait list for the 11.30am timing that I want.
They called me on last Thursday to tell me that they have slot for Sunday, 9.00am class but I have no confident that I can reach class on time. What if I happen to be staying the weekend at CCK or Chloe wakes up late, I will surely be late for class, I didn’t like the uncertainties and it will be rushing as well.
Next choice will be to take the class at the Evans Road branch, they have slot 11.30am class and even better, they have Saturday classes. The only bad thing is, I don’t know where is Evans Road….I know it’s somewhere near to Bukit Timah. So on Saturday we went to find the place, firstly is to check out the environment of the school. Secondly, to find out the exact location so that I don’t have to be searching for it on the first day of school. Thirdly, to know how much time I will need to drive there.
Found the school, like the place so went ahead to pay the school fees (ouch!). Term will be starting this coming Saturday. They even have a little library where we can borrow books from.
We also managed to put Kate (who will be attending Edudrama) at 12pm slot in the same school (she was also on wait list at Forum). SIL & Kate will follow my car to school and go to the library to wait for her class to start.