Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Brilliant Idea

Last week we met with Nathans preschool for parent teacher interview.  I was a bit surprised by this as we never did this when Lucas was in preschool, but I was quite pleased with the good job they did of it when we were done.  What the preschool does is take all of the kindergarten skills and assess them in preschool.  It was very interesting to see how many numbers he could name, shapes he could identify and letters of the alphabet he knew.  One of the other things they test is if he can identify his name, recite his phone number and address.  He could identify his name but didn't know his address or phone number.  The next day we tried working with him and he caught on quickly.  But the numbers he seemed to know the best was the pass code to get into the ipad.  So I changed the passcode.  Made it our phone number so now each time he wants to play a game he has to put in our phone number to do it!!  So far it has been working fairly well.  He usually plays the ipad in the car and he usually confirms the numbers with me, but seems to get it correct 90% of the time.

Brilliant Idea!

Jenn

3 comments:

Deena Marie Fusco said...

I love this idea. We are all about apple device's and encourage Our little one to use it all the time. Its amazing what she knows, how she can initiate facetime etc. Great idea

Goofball said...

great. what age does he have now?

Lori Campbell said...

That's a great idea! When Mackenzie was little, she hated learning how to read. Sounding out words only ticked her off because she doesn't like to get things wrong. It occurred to me one day that I could turn the volume off on the TV and put on the closed captioning. It didn't take her long before she was caught up with the other kids with her reading skills!