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UCbatman2
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activities for 4 year olds
      #1072050 - 02/27/07 06:51 PM (71.62.111.179)

I'm wanting to get my 4 year old son involved in some type of activity....possibly tae kwan do or something else. Does anybody know of anything they would recommend near Rt. 610? Thanks.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1072053 - 02/27/07 06:58 PM (152.163.101.13)

NOt on 610 but, my son is five and has been doing Tae Kwon Do since he was four and he absouluely LOVES it. The place we go to is on Route 17 and it is only about 1.5 miles off the interstate or you can take the back roads and access it from Route 1 which may be quicker in traffic. I highly recommend this place. My son is in a big kids class but they have a class 2 times a week especially for 3 to 5 year olds called Tiny Tigers. If you want any info feel free to PM me and I will PM you any info you want. My son has been doing it for almost a year and is a blue belt and he is halfway to his black belt.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: momofboys]
      #1072056 - 02/27/07 06:59 PM (152.163.101.13)

P.S- they give you a trial run which is 3 classes for 19.99 and a free uniform to make sure that he likes it. Before commiting to anything.

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mamalion
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: momofboys]
      #1072285 - 02/28/07 09:02 AM (199.46.199.232)

My five year old daughter started in Tiny Tigers about 3 months ago at the facility in White Oak and absolutely loves it! She has since moved up to the beginner class and tests for her first belt today. My husband, grandma, grandpa and I have noticed such a difference already in her composure, self confidence and social skills. Plus her respect and manners towards others has only gotten better. It is great exercise and character building. I would recommend Roaring Tiger - I am assuming it is the same company on Route 17 - they seem to be pretty organized.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1072542 - 02/28/07 02:13 PM (70.168.181.221)

My 3.5 year old daughter just started Soccer Tots, but its not near 610. Classes are at the Fredericksburg Field House off Route 2. Its very cool and she loves it. And its all indoors which I love. Paragon gymnastics has some dance/gymnastics program for 3 to 5 year olds that I have heard are good.

Does anyone have any more details on the Tiny Tigers program? Does it start at age 3? I've looked at the website but couldn't find a lot of details. I just left the Fredericksburg location a voicemail, so hopefully I'll get a call back. What is the cost and how many weeks do the sessions last?


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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1072846 - 03/01/07 08:06 AM (138.162.128.58)

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I'm wanting to get my 4 year old son involved in some type of activity....possibly tae kwan do or something else. Does anybody know of anything they would recommend near Rt. 610? Thanks.



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MrMethane
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: Janos]
      #1074270 - 03/03/07 11:29 PM (70.167.247.134)

Organized adult-lead activities are the main reason why the current generation of managers can't find their butts with both hands, a flashlight and workparty of 10. How about putting the kids in a nice safe place and let them learn how to play together THEMSELVES -- some will evolve into leaders and learn the REAL skills for adult life, not the lopsided skills learned in the fishbowl of supervised activities....

Let the play by themselves without YOU shelling out big bucks in a lame attempt to make cover your guilt of working a 50 hour week by placing them into expensive organized activities.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1074272 - 03/03/07 11:38 PM (71.240.231.139)

Baseball....... T-ball when he is eight........

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UCbatman2
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: MrMethane]
      #1074382 - 03/04/07 09:50 AM (71.62.111.179)

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Let the play by themselves without YOU shelling out big bucks in a lame attempt to make cover your guilt of working a 50 hour week by placing them into expensive organized activities.




Thanks for your opinion and just to clarify your reasoning as to why I am doing this for my four year old...i only work 22 hours per week, three day a week. I work three days a week so that my kids can develop their social skills, play with other kids, and to be totally honest, I think it is good for them to be away from Mom and Dad. Maybe you don't agree with it, but I am doing what I think is best for them NOT for any other reason.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1074390 - 03/04/07 10:05 AM (4.129.82.118)

Mr. Methane unless you deal with / have a 4 yo lately you just dont understand

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UCbatman2
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: 1spunkygal]
      #1074410 - 03/04/07 10:42 AM (71.62.111.179)

My son is painfully shy. He comes by it honestly between me and his father, but I don't want to see him to this extreme. The doctor did say that we will need to nudge him into trying things and she suggested Tae Kwon Do. I took him recently just to watch them and it was so painful for him just to be there around all those people, but we're not giving up and he's agreed to try it again tomorrow evening. The really sad part is that he really wants to do it, but once he gets there he gets terrified.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1074416 - 03/04/07 10:55 AM (4.129.80.61)

Does he do better when you are not in sight ? I did daycare for 9 yrs in my home you would be shocked when the parents leave or out of sight (in the wings) how kids respond or behave.Good luck with this im sure it isnt easy for either of you .

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UCbatman2
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: 1spunkygal]
      #1074429 - 03/04/07 11:19 AM (71.62.111.179)

Well, not to get into the whole history, but sometimes he is and sometimes he isn't. I tried placing him in a preschool this past fall. The first one he did fine with, but there were other issues as to why I changed schools with him. The second one started off fine, but before long he was begging for me not to leave him. Once I drove around for about 15 to 20 minutes and when I came back he was still crying. It was during this second school that he became 'painfully' shy. Anyway to make a long story short, he nows stays with the in home day care that he had been with since he was a baby. He's with his little sister too. She only keeps 4 other kids at most.

I've got to try another preschool this Fall, but I am dreading it so much. I would appreciate any suggestions. I know I'm not the only one going thru this.

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MrMethane
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1074614 - 03/04/07 07:50 PM (70.167.247.134)

So tell me -- who's the boss in your house? You or a 4 year old.. On second thought don't bother to answer I ready know the answer..

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UCbatman2
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: MrMethane]
      #1074619 - 03/04/07 08:24 PM (71.62.111.179)

I won't bother answering you because you seem to already know everything.

You know MrMethane when I started reading your original post I was actually thinking about the points you were trying to make and I may have taken you seriously and given some thought to your opinion, but then you attacked me personally and you don't even know me. You're just being RUDE and I wouldn't dare guess why, because I don't know you.

Edited by UCbatman2 (03/04/07 09:11 PM)


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1spunkygal
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1074620 - 03/04/07 08:25 PM (4.129.81.83)

Skipping past Mr Methanes rude comments. He is old enough to tell you if someone is hurting him.I wouldnt put ideas in his head but ask him why he doesnt want to go . I did daycare for 9 yrs kept 5 kids under 5 (1 baby under age 1) i had 1 little boy who cried every morning for a month . He just missed his brother they had been together w/ the same provider . He told his Mom i wasnt hurting him & i was a wonderful cook ...bless his heart LOL !! We both agreed after 1 month we just werent a good fit.I say give it atleast 1 month after that try again. I know its not an easy thing good luck.PM me anytime if i can help i will be glad to.I also had 1 little girl who stood by the door for a long time & never spoke. I took care of her needs & let her go stand by the door.They are funny little creatures .

PS. You arent the only one going through this but you know that.


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UCbatman2
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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: 1spunkygal]
      #1076411 - 03/07/07 07:27 AM (71.62.111.179)

Thank you, spunkygal. I believe like in your case that it just wasn't a good fit.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: UCbatman2]
      #1178648 - 10/03/07 08:13 AM (24.30.242.219)

My children are pretty shy and when they were young I enrolled them in Sound Celebration, a Stafford singing and dancing group. Because they were a part of a large group, they felt more comfortable being on stage. They did this for several years, they enjoyed it and I think it helped bring them out of their shells and gain confidence. Now my kids are older and while they are still somewhat shy they are comfortable with public speaking. Sound Celebration is a program sponsored by Stafford County Parks and Recreation. My friend's 4 year old daughter is part of the group now and she is loving it.

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Re: activities for 4 year olds [Re: kayleesmom]
      #1186125 - 10/16/07 11:25 PM (71.120.14.87)

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My 3.5 year old daughter just started Soccer Tots, but its not near 610. Classes are at the Fredericksburg Field House off Route 2. Its very cool and she loves it. And its all indoors which I love. Paragon gymnastics has some dance/gymnastics program for 3 to 5 year olds that I have heard are good.




I will second Paragon and SoccerTots, even though they are in F'burg. We do both and my son loves both activities.


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