Loading
Welcome to Babble,
Settings
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

MENU

Learning Through Play Made the Difference for My Son

Thanks to Vtech for sponsoring this post. Click here to see more of the discussion.

Every parent wants to give their child a head start when it comes to learning and I was no exception. When it came time to prepare BooBoo for Kindergarten entry, I did what I do best – I royally panicked. I rushed out to my local bookstore and purchased a hefty supply of workbooks and flashcards, deciding right then and there that the two of us would engage in intensive learning sessions daily. Y’all can guess how that turned out.

After only a few frustrating days in, there were tears…and not only from him. Admittedly, unrealistic expectations combined with educational dictatorship made for an epically disastrous learning experience.

Soon BooBoo began resenting me along with the very concepts I was working so hard to teach. The day he told me, “I don’t like the alphabet anymore!” and stormed away from the table was the day I knew something had to change. Clearly, I was going about his learning all wrong. My son didn’t need to practice rote memorization and busy work; he needed the freedom to learn through play and exploration.

Take a look at our story of how learning through play made all the difference for my son.

[videopost src=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZhk3SxwkFc&list=PLoBrweoVzpICVPwk1cUb7WsTQcIHQEXTS&index=3′]

Get your daily dose of Mommyfriend here where nothing is sacred. Follow Mommyfriend on the Facebook and the Twitter too!

More Mommyfriend on Babble:

10 Reasons I’ll Never Make My Kids’ Halloween Costumes

12 Ways I’m Not Spoiling My Kids

10 Bad Study Habits and How to Fix Them

8 School Fundraising Alternatives Because Enough’s Enough Already

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as: , , , , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest