Motivation for pre-schoolers can be difficult. If you have very young children you know their attention spans are short. So how can they learn? Find out what this grandmother does.
For my grandsons, age 3, and 5. I have to keep them moving from one activity to a new one often. I can see when they are losing their focus. Then I stop what we are doing and move to the next.
They like water balloons here in AZ a lot while it is hot outside. Inside they love water paints. - from Annie
Parents, when I taught first grade years ago, I knew the kids needed a change because the wiggles and noise increased. I did what Annie does and changed the activity. I got them out of their seats. Then we'd sing and exercise with silly gestures. As soon as they sat down, I'd teach them something new because their young minds were rested and ready.
(Of course, the first thing I did once I reached home was take a nap until dinner time. You need lot's of energy with little kids.)
What Parents Need to Motivate Young Kids
Like Annie we need to have a number of activities ready, like drawing, painting, puzzles, building toys, and especially colorful children's books. At home it works well when your children pick the next activity from what you set out.
You can also teach them to clean up after each activity. This helps keep toys organized for the next time you need them.
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