Re: hey littleone
Just butting in about the preschool question. I put my kids into preschool the year before they started school. Mostly for the socialization aspects of it. My son was 4 and did well, he had some trouble completing some of the work, but i don't think his preschool was very organized, there was a lot of free play. My daughter was 5, because of when her birthday is she'll be almost 6 when she starts regular school. She did work books, did the alphabet, numbers, she can write her name and that sort of thing, more organized than the one my son went to,they both had crafts and pictures that they would bring home. Both of my kids loved it, depending on how many and how often your son plays with other children i think it is very important that they learn to play with others, share, start to learn how to deal with conflict and also to follow instruction to sit and do "work" when needed to sit and listen when needed etc. What age you choose is up to you, i know here they generaly don't go any younger than 3, but with both of my kids most of the kids in preschool were 4-5. Some kids are ready for it at 3 and could benifit from it, some may not because they aren't mature enough yet, there were a few kids at my daughters preschool who were only there a few weeks because they had such bad seperation anxiety and just weren't ready for it.