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July 17th, 2006, 05:40 PM
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Here's my problem...
I really want Reilly (and eventually Deco) to have a love of learning...but she at this point really seems to hate to learn. You know, I hear about people saying, "Oh, we do math facts while driving down the road" and things like that and, I'm tellin' ya, if Reilly has any inkling that we're doing something "educational", she complains like I'm pulling out her fingernails!!! I have to do "stealth schooling"!
Anyway, is there anything that you do to motivate your kids to learn? Will she outgrow this? Am I making sense?
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July 17th, 2006, 06:24 PM
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That would really get me down I don't know, all I can think of is that you make at least one thing fun during 'school time' and say something like 'We had a good time learning didn't we' or 'We learnt alot and had fun' or 'learning to cook is cool' etc Just keep conecting and pointing out how you CAN do both. Would she like to learn some handy crafts like printed cross stitch or knitting and including that as a school subject.
If given a chooce what would she pick to learn. Maybe she would say 'nothing' then you would perhapes need a list of ideas and she could pick a topic from that. Frogs, space, even Dysney princesses lol. What does she do at other times? what does she play? Could you incorporate something from that somehow? How about collecting bugs lol like those tomato catterpillars. We dug up some ants for an ant farm. Do more craft conected to what your learning. Use more games. Some days simply play shops or cook or play a maths game for maths.
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July 18th, 2006, 10:59 AM
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Thanks, those are good ideas! I'll have to try some. I know that she'd love to play store, and that's a great way to do some simple math.
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