She started getting homework when she was 2 years 3 months old. How to encourage a 2 year old toddler to complete colouring a sketch?
Now she is 3 years 2 months old. Now she gets the homework of tracing lines and alphabets. Her daily homework constitutes of tracing nearly 24 lines on an a4 sized page.
She and I do the homework together. She traces one line, I trace another. I do NOT hold her hand while she writes. After tracing 10 lines she tells me that she is bored. I do NOT force her to complete her remaining homework.
Whatever homework she does, I ensure that she does it properly. This means that I constantly require her to hold the pencil properly, keep the paper in a proper angle, stop at short distances and then start again so that she gets the time to see what she is tracing actually and whether she's going off track or not.
Well, doing homework properly requires patience from the child. And I can very well understand that tracing lines or alphabets 24 times can be utterly boring.
So, from what age should I require her to complete her homework even if it is boring?
P.S This is the same child who colored the goat blue. At what age should I tell my child to colour within the lines?
P.P.S She doesn't color with me at home at all now.