So DD1 will be 4 in April...we do as much learning at home as I'm mentally capable of!
She knows stuff like letters, numbers (up to 20), shapes, colors, can cut (not quite in a straight line) with scissors, glues stuff well, enjoys painting, and is slowly learning how to write her name! Basically, the kindergarten stuff!
My issue is, getting ANY of this is difficult. We just sat down together to watch a Leapfrog movie about phonics to help her learn the sounds of the letters! I'll pause and we'll talk about what we just watched together, and she just yells "I DON'T KNOW!" so I'll give her the answer and we move on.
She does this when we do ANY learning activity, even if it's in a fun game form or a movie. You ask her something and she just says "I don't know", and gets upset with herself and cries and runs off and I ask her to come back, give her hugs, tell her I love her, etc etc. It's even worse if I ask her to sit down with a worksheet, or trace something. If it's not PERFECT, then she yells "I CAN'T DO IT!" and throws a fit so we just take a break so she can go play with her ponies, or bubbles, or whatever.
Is this normal? Any other mamas deal with this?Am I pushing this too hard? (We don't even do this every day, maybe twice a week?) Is there anything I can do to help give her a little more persistance?