I guess it really is day care but we tell the girls that it is school.
After about 6 weeks of asking, researching and looking we have finally found a place that I trust to take my kids for a few half days a week. It still isn’t ideal as I feel that Ariya is to old given the current crop of attendees but we will trial it for a month and see what happens.
I have no intention of sending my kids to a Thai school if serious learning if what I am after. This is due to various reasons but I guess it all comes down to the fact that i believe that the Thai educational system is appalling and like many things in this country is only there to look good and to gain face.
I have started a very small amount of home schooling for my eldest child recently and that is going well but I felt that 3 x 1/2 days a week with other kids would be good for them. Back ‘home’ I have many friends and family who home school and therefore have a great network of social outlets for their kids with other home school kids but alas this isn’t the case here. Many Thai kids are sent of to school at such a young age which really saddens me. Almost every time i am out with my two and a half year old i will be asked which school she is attending.
The one downside of mixing with other kids however is the inevitable sickness that occurs and it only took my girls two visits before they both have been struck down with high temps and a very chesty cough.
On the first morning that they went to school there were very excited but i think that was mainly due to the fact that they both received new school bags that morning when they woke up!
Here they are showing them off.
Marisah had to be dragged from her bed fast asleep as she wasn’t used to such an early morning wake up call (7.30am) and was a little sleepy which concerned her big sister a little. A comforting cuddle and a quick ‘chin up ole girl’ and she was fine in no time.