I don't WANT to send him to preschool!!
My son will be 4 in March. I am finally at a point financially where I can work from home, and will be doing so starting Feb 1. My decision was based on the fact that he will start kindergarten in Aug 2003, and I want to have what little time is left before then at home with him. Well, now everyone is asking me "aren't you going to send him to preschool?" I'm getting a lot of advice about how great it is for kids. That would just defeat my purpose. I don't worry about his social skills - we call him "Mr. Personality". He is very adaptable, and knows a lot of things some kids in kindergarten don't. He can say and recognizes the alphabet- upper and lower case, can count and recognize up to 30, knows colors, and knows the sounds that most of the letters in the alphabet make. We have been working on basic reading - like sounding out small words, ie: pig, dog, mom - etc. He knows phone numbers, and recognizes many complete words.
So, am I doing some terrible harm to him by not sending him?