By On Feb 27, 2018 Kids Coloring
Tracing activities develop a child control of the small muscles of the hands (fine motor skills) improving hand/eye coordination. Learning shapes and colors allows children to group or classify items -- children develop their ability to make logical connections -- a precursor to both math and language arts.
We are in mid-September and my five-year-old has started kindergarten. So far I have felt as though I am shouting in the wilderness when mentioning the thought of slowing things down. We have a girl who wakes up a 3 AM, thinking about school and all that can go wrong. There are new pressures for all of us, but, looking around, I don’t think we are in this wilderness alone.
Take breaks, when necessary. Choose a time of day when you and the child are relaxed. Provide rewards (verbal encouragement, gold stars on "chore chart" checklists or awards for tasks that have been mastered) and change up the rewards when needed. Dont underestimate the "reward value" of one-on-one time with a loved grown up! Ten minutes of "homework time" with daddy after work can become a special ritual for both father and child
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