He is borderline needing to repeat the level so I want to practice with him but am finding him to be totally unmotivated. He just slaps it down to get by and doesn't really try. I am afraid I am making him dislike it more. I have two other children so he has time to play in the morning and I just started trying to work on it while my toddler naps in the afternoon. So that the preschooler isn't playing or making him jealous, I'm getting him to do a Kindergarten practice book at the same time. Does anyone have any ideas for motivating him and making this more fun? Thanks for your thoughts!!Answer Question
Answer by looovemybabies at 8:51 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by admckenzie at 8:57 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Answer by Busimommi at 9:41 PM on Jul. 9, 2009
Bribe him...........I like the dollar a sheet idea :). Money talks lol Or mabey a bigger reward when he gets the book done.
Also dont have the sit down time to long. 20 minutes is a longgggggg time for a 7 year old. Perhaps break it up during the day.
Mabey do it two or three times a week instead of every day.
Make a game of it. Does he like basketball, ring toss, catching a baseball? Have him keep track of how many he misses compared to what he makes.
Tell him you are going to the beach and have him do addition/subtraction in the sand.
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