Tuesday, 1 January 2008
Kaydins being going to playcentre since he was a couple weeks old with me and my grandma (his great-grandma). Playcentre is an early childhood centre with a difference. it is rum by the parents and they attend with their children. It has been so great for me and Kaydin both. I have loved being able to watch him grow and learn and experience new things that he may not have been able to do at home and i get to share it all with him!
The last school term has been especially fantastic. his interaction with other children and adults has gotten so much better its amazing to watch.
A the start of term i would follow around with him to help him play and keep an eye on him to make sure he wasn't getting into things he probably shouldn't. i also followed him because being a single parent im so used to being the only one their to really watch out for him, but by the end of term the other playcentre mums and dads have reassured me and made me feel so much more relaxed knowing that yes someone else will stop him from jumping off the top of the fort, or tell him that climbing into the water trough is not really the best of ideas. infact the last couple weeks of term he didn't even want to play with me for the majority of the sessions preferring instead to follow other children and do activities with other mums.
but thats ok, while i did miss being the favourite it meant i got to play with the babies (while their busy mums were busy with older siblings) so win win situation for everyone