Today I offered my four-year old some flash-cards we had made together of the letters: M, N, O, P, Q and R. (Having done A-F, G-L on the two days before).
We'd draw the letter, think of something for that letter, draw it, and then cut out the flashcard. For the previous two sets of letters, working through the flashcards in random order to identify letters had been a fun challenge.
But today he threw up his hands and said "No! I can't do it! You have to do them in order like the ABC song!"
This left me feeling perplexed. I wanted to make my child feel like he can take on the world, and enjoy a challenge, but this one was too much.
My question is: How do I help my four-year old feel like they can do a challenge?