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August 21st, 2006, 09:53 PM
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I went to walmart and the dollar store and found some books for my kids, my 3 yr old daughter was interested and sat and colored and started on upper case alphabets(she knows the little ones) my son on the other hand kept telling me he cant do it ect and i told him he can do anything he wants.the only thing i was able to get him to do today was draw me some alphabets on a piece of paper.

do i keep giving him things to do little by little or hold off for a few days?? i thought it was gonna be a little easier.

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August 21st, 2006, 09:57 PM
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I had the same problem with my son today! We went to the library for a bit and read, and he played on the computer, when we came home, he was ready and willing to work again. Just change the subject, give him something else to do, something he likes, then go back to it after.
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August 22nd, 2006, 05:39 AM
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soonmomof3, How old is your son?

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August 22nd, 2006, 07:32 AM
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soonmomof3, How old is your son?[/b]
I was going to ask the same question! I would say that if he is younger (preschool or kindergarten) to let him lead a little bit in terms of what he wants to learn in a day. A lot of my goal for kindergarten was to get the basics started and to foster a love of learning in Reilly.
Now, if he's older, I think that changing subjects for a little bit sounds like a good solution, as long as he knows that you have to come back to it!
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August 22nd, 2006, 01:52 PM
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If he's only 3 I wouldn't do much in the way of writing. That's very young to do much writing. I do preschool with my 3 year old and we only spend like 15 minutes or so a day and she can count to 10 and is learning some of her letters. At 3 you can learn a lot just through play. Reading stories is probably the best thing you can do. Books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Hungry Little Catepillar are great for little wiggle worms.


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August 22nd, 2006, 03:03 PM
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I'm sorry Heather! I hope you find something that works for both of you . It is so hard when they don't want to participate ;(.
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