with my 3 almost 4 year old daughter while Doc Brown and I are doing school?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I've bought Obi Wan-da her own preschool workbooks to do and invite her to participate in our read aloud time, but I think like she's still feeling a bit left out of the mix.
Yesterday she asked me to teach her to read so I sat down to work with her and then she freaked out. I think she assumed it would be too hard. Anyway, I didn't push it. I just kissed her head, told her that she didn't have to learn to read this week and that we would work on it when she's ready.
I don't think it helps her any that PB, Doc Brown and I are learning how to play chess. We try to include Obi Wan-da, but she's only nearly 4 - it's not like she has (or should have) the attention span to focus on what piece goes where. (Yes, I know the 2 year old on Oprah can, but I'm not interested in raising a circus show!) She does like the fact that both players get a queen:)
I'm of the opinion that she should get to enjoy playing like a preschooler while she still can because the day is coming when the math is getting done sweetie whether you feel like it or not. So I guess my concern is this: Am I scarring my precious daughter for life and risking her resenting education because she can't do every single subject just like her older brother does?
Is this normal?
Please help me. I'd rather not ruin my child this week. Thank you.