I can not say that my daughter categorically rejects the educational process, but there is no particular zeal. Honestly, I’m not particularly worried, but I still have some considerations – that she needs to be able to get to the first class, and indeed at her age.
We plan to send it to school next year, at 6 years and 2 months. Over the previous six months or a year, she had a huge leap in development – she writes quite confidently, can read it if she wishes, and there are no problems with mathematics and logic either.
But how to develop knowledge further? Especially when the temptation is so great to spend time on the street or at home surrounded by toys. Most teachers recommend a gaming approach to learning, I cannot argue with them – after all, what could be better for children than a game?
The numbers we learned a long time. I remember thinking everything that we see around – flowers, apples, fingers, etc. Now we are in the midst of simple mathematical operations. Will you show me a child who will be happy to solve problems with boring numbers? I found a way out – we solve examples in a playful way.
For example, on one sheet I draw examples with answers. True, I enclose examples in the image of a cat, and the answer is in a ball. The task for the daughter is to find out which ball belongs to each cat. Agree, just? Mass variations – balloons with strings, flowers with butterflies, hares with carrots, etc.
Complicated numbers we learn in stores – I often ask my daughter to come up and read the price on the price tag. And if earlier it was five-zero-ten, but now it is already confident fifty hryvnia 10 kopecks. By the way, we often play the store at home – with toy money from some kind of game and real coins.
Writing and reading
Here we have a crazy success in playing school. My daughter plays the role of a student, I am a teacher, and sometimes even my grandfather connects with the principal. To diversify the learning process, I use words and names from my favorite daughter cartoon about the Winx fairies, for example. We even have the real calls and changes!
Here, again, there are a lot of ideas: the student should insert the missing letter into the word, connect the word and the image that corresponds to it with the line, put the letters in simple words (for example, udb – oak), write all the images in letter form, etc. .
You will say that such tasks will not surprise anyone, they are in any workbook for preschool age? We have plenty of such notebooks and sometimes we work on them, but the daughter meets these role-playing games with great enthusiasm.
There is also a doctor and patient game where the doctor must write a real prescription with the names of the drugs – flowers, fruits, food, etc. And, again, the store – when you need to make a list of products. And how my daughter developed her hand when she wrote invitations for her birthday to all twelve guests!
Needless to say about the benefits of the game of words – here and a sound analysis of the word, and the development of memory. We also often play rhymes, riddles, etc.
Here, ideas, as O. Bender said, are lying under your feet, all that remains is to raise them. To begin, I advise you to return to the same manuals for teaching children to enrich their ideas. Now it seems to me that I can entertain and educate my daughter even in the desert;)
For example, you can take several objects of different meaning, show them to the child for about 20 seconds, then hide them. The child must unmistakably call them. By the way, this test is often found in interviews of first-graders.
I also often draw pictures to look for differences or hidden animals, pictures from points, mazes and other entertainment materials.
I believe that it is impossible to force a child, but you need to try in every way to arouse his interest in the educational process. And compulsory education or training in the form of punishment (if you don’t remove the toys, they will write the recipe all evening!) Are guaranteed to cause the opposite effect.
Feel free to show imagination, especially since it is so simple and fun!