We might have a little bit of a procrastination problem. Today is the day before the science fair, and we have three kids up late finishing up their display boards. The fun part was the experiments they did the past few weeks. Next step, is the display board. But why start on that until you absolutely have to?! Maybe one day they will learn without it falling on me! So far all of my kids have had to stay up late to finish the night before the science fair.
Perhaps they are training the preschoolers already. Lately, whenever Tori, my two year old, wants to draw or color she asks me if she can do her ‘homework’. And if I am writing anything or at my computer, she asks me if I am doing my homework. I tell her yes, even though I might be shopping online, (hey, it’s mom homework, right?) Right now, Tori and her sister Krista, who is three, love to read books, draw, color and basically just enjoy learning!
I hope my little ones always view homework as something fun like the ‘big kids’ do. As they get older and go to school themselves they won’t ever look at it as what they have to do but rather something they get to do.
In the past we have had a “homework hour” each evening with our kids, until they got into the habit of taking the time to get in and do it themselves. They do pretty well at it in general but every once in a while one of them will fall behind a bit, get caught up in a video game or have one too many social engagements. When it really affects their grade they are pretty much grounded until their grade is up, (thank goodness for the online reports that are available to us as parents).
Here are our two little darlings working on their “homework”.