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Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The Tiniest Sunbeam of Them All
[Photo courtesy of Happy Nanny]
My Asher will be a Sunbeam this coming January. He is in the 25th percentile for his age in height and weight and will be 3-years old for only two weeks before he enters Primary. Last week they brought in the prospective Sunbeams to Sharing Time. Asher was beaming from ear to ear as the other kids sang him the Welcome Song. He looked so adorable up there.....and so little!
We dealt with a similar situation with our oldest son, Noe. His birthday is just a couple of days before January 1 and he is also in the approximate height and weight percentile as Asher. With the Primary President's blessing, our solution then was to hold him back a year (Noe also was born 7 weeks premature and has an autism diagnosis). It sounds so horrible, holding back your kid from Primary.....but it was the correct decision for Noe. Noe is really thriving in Primary this year as a Sunbeam and most all the kids in his class are only a month or two younger than him.
We don't feel the same need to hold Asher back a year, but I would love some suggestions on how to prepare him for the transition from Nursery to Primary. I want him to have a really great experience in Primary and I think he will adjust quickly, but I feel like I should be doing some things now to help prepare him for the structure of Primary.
Have you done anything with your own children to help prepare them for Primary that you felt was helpful? If so, just consider this Sharing Time at Tales.....