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10-28-2009, 02:49 PM
I am going to try to start Caden (not quite 3) and I really like this program, but I'm having trouble getting him to focus AT ALL and I admit, we have a long morning with devotions and bible memory activities, but he seriously is about done before we even start. Is there something I can do to make it more 'play' for him? Challenge his 'boyness' and keep him involved?
I was also thinking of getting a Brighter Vision kit, but I can't get onto the site...
10-28-2009, 06:17 PM
Well, for a not quiet 3 year old, not being able to get him to focus on that doesn't sound unusual really, and if he just really doesn't seem into it right now I would probably hold off on it till he is (if it were me personally). Or if your still wanting to try and do this now, maybe have your morning devotions and bible memory activities, then have a good recess where he can just play for a bit, then have a snack and then come back to it, at that age you can only expect them to sit and do devotions and school for so long before going bonkers.
Oh I forgot to add, I'm just getting started with my 5 year old on the letter of the week program, I like it so far!
10-31-2009, 01:00 AM
I would do more active learning... with my 2 1/2 year old, we start out with a formal prayer to get her settled in and also... I give her a snack to eat while we work at the table, that really helps her actually. Then we go over lessons for about 1/2 hour straight... we do 1 -2 pages in a workbook -- usually 1 writing activity and 1 that is more "fun" like a stickerbook matching or something like that... then I do something that is more tactile... I have stringing beads in the shape of bears in different colors that she strings on according to patterned cards or per my instruction... we work on colors and numbers this way... I also have some clothespin activities and popscicle stick activities I have created for her that allow her to either work on something with her hands, or even stand up and run around the room collecting objects for the activity.... stuff like that. Why not try to shape up your school time a bit and work with his energy? What about the snack? That REALLY helps my 2 year old to focus while we work on her pages. We are trying to find a good time for our bible devotions as I would like to do them as a family. Right now before bed and after dinner and bath seem to work best. However, I do only devotion and story/short study at this time. I do not work on memory versus before bed, I think it is too much for an evening study.
Hope some of these ideas/thoughts help you!
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