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Classes/Groups for a 3 year old

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dynamo91 Wed 27-Jan-16 22:21:24

Hello, my first post.

My 3 year old goes to nursery 5 mornings a week. They have a funky fitness (wednesday) and mini-kickers (Thursday) during nursery.

We tried dance classes last year but the times didn't work as she was still getting really tired and grumpy, so only went for a few weeks.

About August I started taking her to an athletics club, which she loved. But the past couple of weeks, she has said she doesn't want to go. I know she enjoys it when she is there but at the same time I don't want to force her.

She mentions now and again, that she'll get her new dance shoes when she goes back to dance classes.

I started with classes/clubs as she's an only child with no cousins etc near her age.

WWYD? Forget the athletics club. Give dance classes another try. Not bother with any clubs at all. Or something else? Do they really need to be going to clubs at 3 years old.

plipplops Thu 28-Jan-16 13:45:01

No she doesn't need to be doing anything else, she's only 3! If you fancy doing something else I'd do swimming (find a course provider that focuses on safety, I'd recommend Puddle Ducks if there's one near you) as it's a life safety skill.

powerfail Thu 28-Jan-16 13:50:45

Theres no need for clubs at three.
You may find you have to stop classes anyway when she starts school and is shattered again.

If she does want to start dance find a fun class for her. Lots of teddy bear or baby ballet type stuff here.

dynamo91 Thu 28-Jan-16 16:19:45

Thank you both for your replies.

plipplops - I've had a look at Puddle Ducks website, they don't have any in Scotland. It sounds great though. My OH does take her swimming about once a month, not a regular thing though.

I think sometimes you just feel you should be doing something because every other parent seems to be doing it. I know I didn't start any clubs until I was at least in primary school.

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