October 21, 2013. San Jose, California. I've fretted over this all weekend long but have finally determined not to continue Hazel in her Toddler Preschool class. She's not interested in letters or numbers yet, she's barely two years old, and she has the next 25+ years to focus on academics and sitting still. Instead, I'm going to use the time for some creative play and exploration. I've assembled this online pinboard of ideas to draw from. I plan to use the time to visit local children's museums, take nature walks, read lots of fairytales and nursery rhymes, do silly art projects, visit local farms, zoos, beaches, and simply play together.