Does Your Toddler Take Any Classes?Naomi Odes
Both my guys seem to enjoy dribbling a soccer ball around. I’m impressed with Fuzz’s abilities already. He easily kicks the ball around until it ends up in a bush or a ditch, then retrieves it and starts all over again. Of course, I’m no expert on sports, as I was one of those last-picked types in gym class, but to me it seems like he’s relatively coordinated in this arena, and he seems to be enjoying it.
I recently got an e-mail from my local yahoo group about a toddler soccer class. I’m wondering if bringing an 18 month-old to soccer “class” is too early. I’m loathe to enroll him in any classes because I find they tend to restrict us more than we enjoy going to such classes,which is the opposite of what I felt when Shnook was the same age. Back then, I felt stressed out that we weren’t doing enough or that I wasn’t trying to cultivate his interests. <——Classic First Child Rookie Mistake, right? I already feel like I’m shuffling the 3 year-old around town to swim class and preschool. That may not sound like a lot, but I do fear over-scheduling. I recently got an e-mail from a friend who has seven kids who is totally overwhelmed and exhausted from shuffling her kids around town- I can’t even imagine. She may as well be driving a bus. I know that’s the extreme end of things, but do you think bringing Fuzz to soccer is just another thing for us to do? He’d probably like it, but he’d probably be just as content to kick the ball around our backyard, too.
Here’s a video of him playing and falling into a drainage ditch my husband has been digging. Don’t worry, he gets out. Is your toddler in any kind of formal class (sports or other)?