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just a few suggestions please....

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pinkiepie1 Sat 25-Feb-17 21:03:39

Hoping i could get few opinions/suggestions, so DD is 3 nearly 4 and i just wondered if anyone's dc started hobbies at that age and if so what type or is she too young? Or should i leave her till she asks to do something? she goes to a school nursery every afternoon so she does socialize its more giving her something fun to do that's different and she might make some friends too, because her 3 friends at nursery have all applied to different primary schools so a little worried as it took a good term and half till she made friends, she's really shy and I hope doing something will build confidence.

altiara Sat 25-Feb-17 21:13:47

I think my DD did ballet between 3.5 and 4, maybe for a term before she started school and a couple of terms after. I wouldn't say it built up her confidence though. Not sure she was that fussed about it. Also did gymnastic tots thing. She didn't make any friends just liked jumping/swinging on stuff.

At school they work hard in reception on the social aspects so they settle in and make friends.

meganorks Sat 25-Feb-17 21:15:39

At that age they aren't really going to ask to do things. So up to you. She will be starting school soon and she will make friends. I have a similar age shy dd and she does gymnastics as that is what her older sis does. I asked is she wanted to do swimming like her sis she said 'no not really'. Asked about another thing that I thought she enjoyed, she said no.
By all means join something if you think she might have an interest. My experience of this age is that it doesn't really make a friend friend (ie someone you see outside of the class iyswim)

pinkiepie1 Sat 25-Feb-17 21:21:29

Thanks for replies. I think im just worried when she starts reception in September that she's going to find it hard. Obviously I've never had a 3 yr old before lol so just trying to give her best chance/start/shot I'm not sure what word I'm looking for lol.
But thanks ill have a look at dancing, things like that, I'd say it might make her sleep but doubt it lol xx

BoboBunnyH0p Sat 25-Feb-17 21:23:28

Recommend that you put her name on a waiting list for Rainbows, they can start at age 5 but often the waiting list is long. My daughter loved Rainbows and made several friends there, she progressed to Brownies and is now in guides and has a wider social circle. This is done comfort for when she moves to seniors as she will know more people thanks to Guides.
Consider looking at swimming lessons, anything else I would wait until she shows an interest.

OreosOreosOreos Sat 25-Feb-17 21:34:10

My 3yo started tumble tots in Sept last year when he was just 3. He's very active, so I thought he'd enjoy it - and he does!

I'm a SAHM and although we've always done quite a few groups, he only started a playgroup on his own (for just a few hours each week) from when he was 2.5, increasing to 15 hours from Sept when he got his free hours. I felt it was important for him to have a go at doing a few things without me, just to build independence before starting school.

He's always gone in very happily, and has loved it from the first session!

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