2yo hates group sessions - stories, rhymes etc

(5 Posts)
roweeena Fri 11-Oct-13 14:18:33

Anyone else experienced this? I'm hoping its just a phase.

Recently in any group situation he starts saying no no no and seems distressed etc. especially when people start singing songs. It's not every single time, but it more likely than not and doesn't seem to be related to tiredness or hunger.(also apparently he doesn't do it with the childminder)

At home he likes singing and dancing but in a group situation it just seems to distress him. It's almost like he is trying to control everything and wants everyone to stop singing.

I'm not sure whether to continue taking him to these sort of sessions (god way to get out the house!) or to just avoid and try again in a month or so.

SatinSandals Fri 11-Oct-13 17:36:33

Just avoid and try again when older.

Yup we are 3 and still hate crowds. I'm in two minds about buying panto tickets this year.

UriGHOULer Fri 11-Oct-13 17:49:31

Mine does. He has no interest in the group thing. He loves his siblings and is very sociable and articulate but doesn't get anything out of being in a room with a bunch of toddlers.

Like Satin says, I'll try him again when he's older but being stuck indoors isn't his thing at all.

We do a lot of walking and exploring together. All weathers.

Blueberrymuffint0p Sat 12-Oct-13 20:26:10

My son was the same at that age-just stop and do the things he enjoys. Ds is 4.5 now and very sociable, he still gets a little clingy in some big group situations eg.playing games at parties but I just let him sit and watch. No fuss, no big deal.

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