My precious child started school back in September. Her 1st class was not working for us so I spoke to the director and had Gabby changed to her current class… The one that gives homework. Let me tell you why I’m happy about this.
Many parents will probably disagree with me on this, but I’m very happy to see my kid get homework. She IS 3 and the teachers are well aware so they do not penalize any child who does it incorrectly. I came to realize that the homework wasn’t only to help kids learn about responsibility and writing, etc… It was more about getting the parents involved with their child’s education.
You would NOT believe how many parents just don’t give a crap. I understand that some parents are working full time and are tired at the end of the day, but as they grow older the topics get more challenging and you’ll still have to sit down and help them. Why not start now?
Personally, I enjoy that specially time where we are learning together. When I’m watching her learn to draw and write, the feeling is incredible. The homework doesn’t bother me at all. We don’t get it everyday or even every week, but we do get a sheet with tasks that tell us what we can do to practice.
The homework doesn’t take away from their innocence. It’s the same as you printing out worksheets or handing them workbooks at home. I want my kid to always succeed so preschool homework to me is a blessing.