Need any input/opinions on schools. Child is 3 years old, performing at 2nd grade level.
My problem is that he is reading, writing (no longer printing, as it slows him down), and performing math and comprehension at a 2nd grade level. His critical thinking skills surpass that or our older child. I do not believe in putting children ahead grade levels. I do not want my son at 9 years old to be socializing with 11 year old or older. I don't think that would be appropriate.
We are currently augmenting his learning with music lessons. Music is his passion, but more modern and less Mozart. He also takes foreign language, not that I hope for him to be fluent. But the exposure at a young age is so beneficial. The music lesson is 30 min a week. The language is 1 hour a week. The preschool meets for a total of 6 hours a week.
The rest of the time is play, and lots and lots of reading. He also has a passion for books - like his mom.
I am not posting to brag. It means nothing to me if my child is academically a high achiever; yet an unhappy outsider. I want him to keep his passion for learning while keeping him a child. He needs to be with kids his own age.
Our K program will not challenge him, what are my options? SW Chicago Suburbs. TY