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How do I get my seven year old to be more interested in school and in learning/studying all he is interested in are dinosaurs.

He had a very bad experience with some of his teachers at school and i moved him but it seemed to have affected him.

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Asked by MissGirl40 at 10:45 AM on Aug. 21, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • If he loved dinos them try to make more of his work fun by trying to show him how to incorporate dinos in them....

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 10:54 AM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • One thing you can do is try as much as possible to relate all subjects to dinosaurs. Also talk to his teacher as soon as possible to let her know about his past experience; ask her what she can do or suggest for you to do at home to help get him interested in learning again, and if you have any ideas for her let her know how she can help.

    If you are interested in resources that will help you understand and learn things you can do and things you can suggest to his teacher(s), check out the Love & Logic CD "Shaping Self-Concept". Your son probably won't change his feelings about school right away, but at 7 it is very possible to turn things around. Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • My sons have learned about Latin and Greek influences in our language from dinosaurs. They have learned about earth history, can decipher complicated words, and have a good understanding about science and evolution, geology and geography, and many other things. USE dinosaurs to teach about math, time, social studies (What does a paleontologist do?), etc. if that is his interest.


    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:26 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Your son would probably benefit from unit studies.

    You choose a topic & build a lesson plan that includes several different academic subjects around it.

    For example: A Unit Study on Triceratops could teach biology, science, history, geography (where are they found?), spelling, latin (scientific names), math (tri = 3, ex triangle, tricycle, trilogy... how long ago did they live? How long ago was the 1st one found?), nutrition (what did they eat? What vitamins & nutrients did their diet provide? Are there foods we eat today that provide the same nutrients?, etc), art (learn to draw a triceratops, do a mosaic, paint rocks into dino eggs, etc), & archeaology.

    It takes some work on your part -- but it could be very beneficial to your child (and they are a lot of fun once you get the hang of it). :-)


    Answer by Laura1229 at 12:47 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • i agree incorporate dinosuars in to his lessons this is what any good teacher would do

    Answer by katiekruschke at 12:30 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

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