Hi moms I joined this forum today - looks very informative. All the more, I am happy to see so many chennaites in this group - it helps especially when our question is chennai-specific. My daughter is 2 years and 3 months old. She is attending a play group already, till she turns 3 after which I plan to put her in a cbse school closeby whereever she gets her admission. But here, the schools work only for about 3 hours per day. I have already started getting concerned that the rest of the day at home might not be very helpful for my kid. I go to work and my inlaws might not be concerned about her development and might not concentrate on her overall development - just would pass time by engaging her somehow. Is it a good idea to put her in some activity centers after school where she can spend her time - if yes, are there any such activity centers near thiruvanmiyur / adayar area in chennai? Else is it better to put her in schools that run till evening 3pm? If you recommend the latter option, do you know of any such schools/montessoris that runs for a longer time in a day? Pls help - i keep thinking about this only thru out - as it is, she is not very good at speech - but i see lot of spark in her - she picks up things fast - like started identifying alphabets in just couple of sittings, identifies colors when taught just once etc. i think i am only not letting her develop well - i hv no option but to go to work. pls guide me at the earliest possible opportunity on her school.