We received a message from TMA last August that all preschoolers will have a Playroom on Thursday, August 28 in CCF Building near Tiendesitas. We were all quite excited about this because Bryce will have a chance to interact with other K2 homeschoolers even for just a day.
As usual, we were about half an hour late and I wasn’t worried about missing a lot of things because I thought a Playroom was like a 2-hour party for kids (like a Jollibee party, hehe) where they can play with each other. So when we entered the room, I was surprised to find a nursery classroom setup with a huge mat at the center and the tables and chairs arranged around it. They were in the middle of playing “I Spy” where the kids had to look for the item the teacher was describing. Bryce was in his typical observer mode and Kenya was hysterical with the sight of kids. If she could join the kids in the mat, she definitely would. Hehe!That days topic was about responsibility and the game “I Spy” was a fun way to teach the students on how to be responsible by making making their own bed, taking care of clothes and not playing when it is study time.Of course, like a typical class, they have recess and arts and crafts time! They were each given placemats and paper plates, spoon and fork so they can learn how to properly set a table.Bryce is not exactly the “bibo” type. He’s very reserved and he doesn’t like singing along with his classmates. We didn’t think he was enjoying the whole time we were there, but when we got home, he knew all the songs and would play “I Spy” with Kenya. When asked if he would like to attend another Playroom again, he said yes, even though he said he didn’t want to anymore right after the session was finished.
I’m glad TMA organizes such activities. It gives preschoolers a chance to experience traditional classroom setup. It also made us realize that homeschooling Bryce really is the right decision. Typical classroom would be too boring for him. Hehe!
I wonder what the activity will be this September.