This week I got to take my little boy to nursery for the first time. Normally my mum takes him, but on this day they asked me to come in to go through his 2-year-old report. So I was happy to take a day off work. It was amazing, I loved seeing him run inside and go straight to the fire trucks with the other boys. All the girls went to the doctors and nurses dress-up corner, and I joined in too – putting the stethoscope on and checking their heartbeats – so much fun!
Anyway, my boy’s key worker and I went through his report – it is so cute. There’s a checklist of milestones and activities that they tick off, things like he can help put his coat and boots on, he can build a tower of blocks etc. The highlight for me was he ‘likes singing his favourite songs while playing alongside others’. That is just what he does at home, he sings when he is happy and he is always singing to himself!
His only issue is not responding when they call his name at register, which I witnessed first hand that day. He has no reaction and stares into space. I know my boy though, he is shy and hates group situations, so I think his coping mechanism is to ignore. I was an extremely shy child and I remember first hand hating group situations and thinking if I don’t say anything, no one will see me and hopefully they won’t try to talk to me! I am pretty sure this is why my boy does that. Anyway I said to the key worker that hopefully he’ll grow out of it. He is only 2!
Here’s me walking my boy home when my sister and I picked him up, a perfect captured moment 🙂
What do you think about these 2-year-old reports? Is it worth worrying about or is it just a bunch of paperwork?