By Pr1n5o3T0no3. Toddler Worksheets. At Monday, August 10th 2020, 03:42:51 AM.
Never allow boredom to set in. We know now that when learning is fun and exciting, the brain is actually growing many new dendrites that make connections with many other dendrites. The more connections the better. We also know now that boredom destroys dendrites. Small children quickly become bored with worksheets, especially skill and drill worksheets. Yet another reason to avoid skill and drill worksheets like the plague. Never allow your child to use a worksheet unsupervised. Some parents use worksheets to provide time to fix supper or add another load of laundry. Unfortunately, while you are npt looking, your child just might have practiced a mistake several times. The time you thought you saved is not nearly as much time as it will take to fix that mistake. If you consistently do these things, you might be able to successfully use worksheets; but, seriously, a few minutes of your personal time will provide better learning for your child than a truckload of worksheets.
Although preschool workbooks are popular, many parents like the convenience that is associated with printable preschool worksheets. The only problem with printable preschool worksheets is that they can use up a lot ink, especially if the selected preschool worksheets are in colored ink. To save yourself money and printer ink, you may want to search for preschool worksheets that are in black and white.
Have activities prepared for younger children to occupy them. It seems so simple, but the act of preparing an activity in a special location for a younger child gets them in the habit of going to their place. You can easily arrange ahead of time a special coloring page, a special collection of small toys reserved for play during older siblings has teaching time, or other self-guided craft activities such as Play-Doh. Training very small children to go to their place during instruction time removes the incentive to disrupt.