I am struggling a little with teaching L. She is almost 3.5 and is SO intelligent (I mean it) but, she refuses to take more than 10 minutes with me when I try to teach her. I previously stated how shy she seems to be in school. She doesn’t like to color properly, she doesn’t like to answer questions, and she pretends that she doesn’t know the answers.
Here is the thing…she knows all the answers but she gets super shy in class. She always looks down so they won’t pick her to answer questions.
Once she comes home for school L doesn’t want to do schoolwork. I can understand that so I try to make it seem fun. We have been practicing reading her ABC’s but after 10 minutes she is bored. I let her do them on the iPad but again she gets bored.
On non-school days I can get about 30 minutes out of her but, then she again is done and doesn’t even pay attention.
Here is my question : I need to know how you all do it! I need help with getting her motivated and involved. I have a friend that has a daughter in L’s class and she is reading!! Reading!! I am SUPER proud of her and she happens to be one of the cutest little things alive but, part of me wants L to do it as well.
I know that doesn’t sound very gracious but I’m being honest. And if I’m not being honest then whats the point of writing a blog ….correct?
I have been debating sending this post for a few days now and since then I have been practicing just A,B,C with L. She still isn’t getting it. Well lets think about that…she gets it. When she wants too. She can pick out the letters no problem but literally after I ask her to do it more than once she is done. Doesn’t pay attention and gets mad.
I really need help. I am NOT expecting her to write a book here and I know she is only 3.5 but this kids potential is through the roof and I want her to succeed in the things I know she can do. This is one of those things.