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08-12-2008, 01:22 PM
hey you all! Question. do you think its ever to early to start your child on learning? not just everyday life learning but actual school academics. Yusef my (1 year old) and i do a lot of daily activities to prepare him for pre-k, after breakfast we turn on noggin and we sing and dance we read and color we do flash cards count and we also do shapes and name different things around the house. i have always read to my son i was an early reader, but now it is kind of important to me for us to have a set schedule, like school, daily. the thing i need to know is do you guys think i am pushing to hard by doing these things daily and not letting my son experience learning these things over time? my husband thinks i am to hard and that i expect to much from our son too early, and it might lead him to think if every thing he does in life is not early of perfect i won't be proud just the same. i love my son very much and i don't want him to think these things EVER but he is really smart and catches on to most things really quickly so i don't see the problem with wanting him to be ready. P.S. i just ordered him a package called "your baby can read", has anyone ever used the program or even heard of it? i need feed back, does it really work?
08-12-2008, 01:47 PM
I think as long as you make it fun and he is enjoying it then continue. I think problems arrise when parents push their kids and the child is not having fun with it, it causes stress and they may end up not liking the subject later when they are in school. I would just see how he reacts, again if he is enjoying this then have fun and go with it. Also, I think schedules are great for kids, whether it is you working on learning or if it is a set schedule of nap/play/eat/ time (etc.).
08-12-2008, 02:00 PM
I Totally Agree W/ Gostomskiart As Long As He Enjoys What You Are Doing & Seems Interested. If He Likes It & Has Fun I Think It Is A Good Idea. My Mom Started Us Out Early W/ Classes Like You Are Talking About At About 1 Years Old & She Always Worked W/ Us & I Think It Def. Helped Us!!!
08-12-2008, 02:35 PM
I think it is great that you want to incorporate learning into your child's daily routine. It needs to be casual, fun, and age-appropriate. Having a set time with a little flexibility might work great for you and your son. Maybe it is an hour in the mornings after snack or a set time in the afternoon. Just keep in mind that you might want to cut it short if he doen't seem interested one day or is under the weather. As for a school concepts, be sure to incorporate them into everyday, engaging activities. Even trips to the grocery store or an art project at home can be great learning opportunities. I'm not sure that I'd force him to sit down and run flash cards for a set time, but you could use and talk about them while he's interested. Reading and singing are a huge part of their development, so I'd definitely let that guide you instead of grammar and arithmetic rules. :) Even kids who go to a daycare usually have an hour or more of learning activities- circle time, art projects, small and gross motor activities. So much of a child's play is learning at this age!
08-12-2008, 11:13 PM
thank you guys for all the feed back on my Thread.
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