Hi, it’s lenore!
Today, I’m going to write about “The shock by visiting my city’s Ryouiku which has style of parent-chilid attend."
I only knew a nursery school or a kindergarten as facilities for children at the time, so for me, Ryouiku was “The unknown world."
I was expecting…but…
When my daughter was late two years old, the health care provider told me, “You can visit our city’s Ryouiku."
At the time, I was attending a class for slow developing children at the city health center.
There were many children with slow developing, but it seemed for me that other kids were can talk and respond than my daughter (at the time, she only talk a- or u-).
It was a shock for me a bit.
I was feeling a little down like that, so I was expecting to find something good for my daughter by visiting the city’s Ryouiku…but…
It wasn’t what I imagined, like “No way😂"
The reason why I felt “No way."
●It was so dark inside.
The equipment was old because they used a building which had been used as a nursery school for many years.
It reminded me of a haunted house😭😂
●Many of the teachers were senior (about 50～60 years old?) women.
There were many women teachers about 50～60 years old?, may be all of them?
It seemed to me they were a bit senior than the teachers I often saw at nursery school.
At the time, my daughter had 200% power stamina and wanted to go everywhere inside a building or outside if I let her out of my sight for a second😣💦
So it would have been nice to have a younger male teacher for her. Or more teachers for each kids.
●In a place where other people could hear, a teacher was giving a advice (a kind of criticizing, finding a fault) to one mother.
This was a one of the big reason why I thought “no way".
I always think that many mothers who go to Ryouiku are going through a trial and error process every day to raise their children.
So I want them to give some advice (a kind of criticizing, finding a fault) in a place where no one can hear it😓🙏🏻
●I felt uncomfortable in a room with almost nothing in it.
For a child with a developmental disability, a quiet environment with less stimulation and less distraction would be better.
Even if I knew that, I thought, “Why is there NOTHING in every room😮?”
Toys and books were in the distance so that children couldn’t get to on my own.
There are so many things in our life, things that are visible but shouldn’t be touched / things that I really care about but aren’t for now.
So I want my daughter to understand something with the MEANING, like “I don’t use NOW, maybe LATER." not with being isolate them.
The style of parent-chilid attend.
It was good for me to visit the Ryouiku before I decide to attend or not.
I could think so many things.
And My biggest concern was its style of parent-chilid attend (go to Ryouiku with child in the morning, staying there together during the day, and going back to home in the evening! = From 9am to 3pm always together!).
In addition to that, when I toured the Ryouiku, a teacher told me, “It would be better for you to come here five times a week if possible😄"….
When do you want me to work?
When am I do some stuff in my house?
I have no time all alone…right😑😭?!
I thought like this😅
The style has the benefit of giving parents a chance to learn too, but if I had to spend all my time with my energetic daughter who was moving around all the time, I would run out of my power before she does😣
So I immediately looked for another Ryouiku.
And I knew for the first time, there were some different style of attending, the style of child going alone and the in the middle style of parent-chilid attend and child going alone.
Thank you so much for reading!