I’m sure at one point or another every homeschool parent has faced some struggles or hurdles. I am currently one of them.
I’m wondering… What (if anything) do you allow your children to do/work on during read aloud time?
I am dealing with two drastically different personalities – both are boys and the younger one is only 5. In a perfect world I would love for them to sit nicely (read ::perfectly still:: – realistic, right!?) on the couch beside me while I read to them. I am, admittedly, a recovering perfectionist. Since we don’t live in a perfect world, I am entertaining thoughts of how to keep them focused. Sitting on the couch with me isn’t working.
My hangup with letting them do something while I’m reading to them is mostly because I’m just not sure how much attention one can pay whilst also thinking about what Lego creation he’s going to make or what color to draw his dinosaur, etc.
Anyone have any advice or first hand experience you’d like to tell me about?