31 Things You Can Teach Your 3 Year Old Son
All of these parents boast of what their 3-year-old son can do, and if his son can’t, he won’t do his job. I can’t believe how much is expected of young children now thanks to the No Child Left Behind program and all tests, etc. My eldest son is 19 years old and only learned many things on this list in kindergarten. At the time, it was little Hooked On Phonics that he had to have. Everyone had to buy it and teach their son to read.
We also start checking the words of seeing and helping them to recognize them. My kindergarten has a spell check that my other children didn’t do so early. Times are only changing more and more. I would say let your PreK teachers advise you: you know what she’s like in a school situation when you’re not there. My main concern was that she was one of the youngest in the class (and was looking forward to high school and that she was younger when she went to college).
He did well because we help him with his task, encourage him and expose him to many experiences. Let children be children and learn when they are physically and cognitively able to do so. I think most of the things on this list are things that children learn naturally when parents are engaged and that enable them to be part of everyday things. Let your child “work” by your side, and most of it will come naturally. You don’t have to sit at a table and drill these things on them.
It is difficult for a child to keep up with the rest of the class if they need to learn the basics, know the alphabet or be able to count after entering school. The “expectation” that it already knows the basics is here. I spoke to my son’s school system a year before he enrolled so that he was exactly where he had to be.
By the way, my daughter is an engineer. Regarding the comments from “Boops” … I am a teacher and the answer to what else we can do … We enrich the basic skills that should have been taught in a child’s learn more last five years. We convey concepts that are necessary for the success of this new generation. We strengthen or teach the character and ethical skills necessary to become a successful adult.