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May 22nd, 2010, 10:52 AM
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I'd say try to make school a family activity. Make sure the 4 yr old is involved too. Go outside and do a read aloud. Then work on a craft together that goes with the story. Maybe make lapbooks, etc... Get a journal and go on nature hikes. Bring a bag to collect leaves, sticks, etc... or a disposable camera for the girls to take pictures. Paint pictures (or spelling words.) Play math games. Draw maps on the driveway with sidewalk chalk. Ditch the worksheets for now- you can save them for a rainy day or something. For now, make a list of your weekly objectives and find playful ways of getting those things done without sitting at a table. Then show lots of excitement and tell the girls to put their shoes on and grab some books/crayons/etc because your'e going outside! :-)
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