My Little Pre-schooler: Bunny at Cradle’s Summer Workshop

My little bunny finished her first ever summer workshop! Hurray! I am very proud of her achievement because this is her first step towards pre-school. I was hesitant at first when we enrolled her in Cradle’s Summer Workshop. To be honest, I felt that she was too young to attend playschool. In my eyes, she will always be that tiny baby I held close to my heart.

all smiles for momma

all smiles for momma

I was assured by her teacher during her trial class that she’s ready to handle short classes. She will be exposed to other kids of the same age and at the same time work on fun activities.

Cradle’s Summer Workshop

Over the course of four weeks, Bunny had to attend 15 sessions of Cradle Playschool’s Summer Workshop. Teacher Fen provided a snapshot of what they will be doing per session on their first day of playschool.

It covered simple topics fit for toddlers. Each class had a structure of playing, singing, and participating in the day’s activity. I guess this helped pace the flow of the workshops. It wasn’t a straightforward class but a holistic one starting with socialisation.

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Their class ends with a goodbye song and star stamping. Bunny proudly shows her stars whenever I get home. Believe me, it is the first thing she does when I get home from work.

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The 15 sessions went by so fast! Their last day was yesterday! Compared to the first day of the workshop fewer kids were crying.

After the workshop kids were exiting the room smiling. Each toddler who completed the session was given a certificate too!

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Bunny Before and After Playschool

I have been keeping close watch of Bunny’s attitude before and after playschool. Overall she’s more articulate.

She seems more confident. She’s colouring within the drawing and focuses on one page at a time. She has learned to count until twendy (twenty) but still prefers to skip payb (five) and sic (six). Every morning she would greet everyone “Good Morning! How you doin?”.

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Moving Up with Cradle

I can definitely say that Cradle Playschool helped her a lot in that short period of time.

After their last class, I approached Teacher Fen and asked how she did during their summer workshop. She gave positive feedback towards Bunny. She said that Bunny was a good girl, a good student who didn’t give her a headache. Bunny seemed to be excited to try out activities, in fact, she was one of the first to always try it out.

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After discussing with E, we decided to continue sending her to playschool. We won’t be enrolling her full term. We will give her monthly breaks so she can rest. Teacher Fen said that this was okay. Apparently, they allowed toddlers to enrol on a monthly basis.

I am excited to see her progress more when she goes back to Cradle. I know that she is excited too! I can see the joy in her eyes whenever she goes to Cradle, to see her classmates and her teacher.

You can contact Cradle through their Facebook page if you want to try out their trial class. 🙂

30 comments

  1. Shannon says:

    I think I’ll always be in denial that my kids are growing up! The Cradle Workshop seems like a great learning and socializing experience for the little ones!

  2. nique wallace says:

    Thats amazing she so beautiful! LOL payb and sic thats cute i love when theyre young because when they get older hey become monsters :/ I dont got a kid i got a niece

  3. Corinne & Kirsty says:

    Oh such a cute baby. Having kids attend classes or do things before they go to school is a great idea. I mean they learn before learning. and they also learn how to listen. xx corinne

    • denice.diaz says:

      Yes, you do. 🙂 Just try to take it a step at a time with your little one. You’ll know when she’s ready. 🙂

  4. Claudia Krusch says:

    This sounds like a great way to get kids ready for preschool. It is always a big adjustment for both Mom and child.

    • denice.diaz says:

      Thanks! It is, I like that it didn’t just focus on the kids learning new concepts but they included socialisation as well. 🙂

  5. Ophelia Tang says:

    Beautiful photos and post. Sounds like you made a good decision for your daughter. Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO//SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  6. Elizabeth O. says:

    It’s so nice to include kids in classes like this. I’m sure your daughter is going to be amazing!

  7. Kaylee says:

    This seems like such an awesome thing for the little ones to do. I like how they offer monthly enrollment as well so they don’t become too overwhelmed.

  8. Cristina Leau says:

    So awesome. I’m happy you took here there. She seems like she liked it.I think it’s a good idea to keep on going.

  9. Jackie says:

    Seems great. That sounds like such a journey and the difference the time makes. It must be emotional. My nephew is heading to a school and I don’t know how I’ll cope. The workshops do seem helpful.

  10. Cynthia Nicoletti says:

    I think it is a great idea for toddlers to learn to interact and have playschool. It is not so overwhelming as some of the schools where they just want learning and work from toddlers.

  11. Nini Perez says:

    Oh my! 🙂 I had been wanting to enter my boy in a playschool too, but I can’t find one that’s near my place and I’m afraid he won’t follow instructions because he hardly follows mine. This makes me want to try it out.

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