Wednesday, January 4, 2012


So it's finally time for Emmy to go to nursery. Hallelujah! However, I need some advice...what is the best way to get her accustomed to going to nursery? She doesn't really like to play with other kids and it seems like most of the other kids in nursery are a lot older than her and so the activities they do are older too.

For example, last week they did a craft for like 40 minutes. Emmy was bored of it after about 7 minutes. And they don't break out the toys until towards the end, and that's for only like 20 minutes. She likes the toy part.

I really want her to enjoy it and learn to play with other kids so any advice would be great!


Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies said...

Hopefully with the new year all the older kids are in Sunbeams now. My nursery experience is limited to dropping my kids off at the door, and them running to play, but every nursery they have been to (our wards and visiting other wards) the toys and/or books were always out first thing. Especially after trying to keep kids quiet for over an hour during Sacrament meeting. My advice would be to talk to one of the nursery teachers and see if they can get a small group of kids to play toys and then switch with the other group. I really don't know what to say. If Emily is handling the transition and isn't clingy to you and Matt when you are there, just let the nursery leaders deal with it. Mean, I know, but they will eventually figure out that letting the kids play with toys for the majority of the time is a good idea.

Kristen Brady said...

Natalie struggled for almost a year to go to Nursery willingly by herself. With mommy and daddy - just fine. We would get her in there, get her distracted, and then get out. Don't give up - that's the most important. I will warn you, I have been in your ward's nursery. I'm not too sure you'll be getting much support from your current Nursery leaders, but it's still worth asking for their help in making her feel more welcome. Good luck!