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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Today was my daughter's first day at preschool. Everything seemed to go well - as soon as we arrived at the classroom door, Amber quickly took off her shoes and ran inside to join the other kids. When we stopped by around noon to see how she was doing, she hardly paid any attention to us. There were tears, but only when my wife came to take Amber home - it seems she didn't want to leave! One day isn't enough to go on, of course, but the program appears to be geared more to having the kids engaged in hands-on activities and play, and less on learning academic subjects. My main concern is language. Seeing as Amber will be immersed in a Chinese-speaking environment (there are some English lessons in the curriculum), will this have a negative effect on her ability to communicate in English? Only time will tell, but it will be an area in which close attention will have to be paid. In the meantime, I have to face the fact that my little princess is growing up. Sniff...

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