Why should I be hell bent on educating my toddler when she's going to learn the stuff anyways when she grows up?
Considering that the answers linked above say that we should not force the child to learn something, I am concerned about my 2 years 3 months old toddler.
Her playschool teacher had given her a colouring homework which my child coloured incompletely. The child coloured only the eyes of the ant, not her body.
I told the teacher today that the child doesn't like colouring big areas to this that teacher replied the child doesn't have any problems in colouring big areas in the playschool since I hold her hand and make her colour that area and you should also do the same.
I think that a toddler is way too young for mandatory homework, so the first thing is not to worry about getting it done or doing it "right". It turns something that should be a pleasure into a chore, and will guarantee that she won't want anything to do with art in later years.
I also told the teacher that I can draw the object myself at home and have her colour it. She didn't want that. She said that the rule is to color what has been told, though she agreed that she will draw smaller objects for homework in future.
Changing playschool is not an option for monetary reasons as well as I do not expect any different treatment in other schools in India. Education system here is not very great.
Do I need to deal with that teacher about her holding the hand of the child and making her colour? If yes, how? If no, why?
Or am I making a mountain out of a mole hill?
P.S. This is the same child who coloured the goat, blue.
And kudos for being such an attentive parent.Thanks to this site. Before I met this site I was like any other Indian who would merely compromise with the situation or do what elders say because elders are always correct (:rolleyes:)!