Knotta, one thing you could try with your boyfriend's son is putting together a simple treasure hunt. ie) give him a piece of paper that says where the next clue is ie) on rug etc. Then after about five of these; he finds the treasure. My son was 8 when I started this. I used to hide his stuffies and he loved finding them. They usually had a note that said something like " you found me." I did these usually once a week and I found he loved doing them. In time, they would become a little harder,. Sometimes I would write clues instead of where specifically the next clue was. ie) I go round and round - clue for the dryer. But he really had fun running around the house, outside, etc. It did take a bit of work, thinking about where to put things, writing out the notes,and then hiding the clues. But it was a lot of fun for him, I think he really liked the feeling of being successful! It also did allow us to start doing other fun reading type games.
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8/25/12 at 7:47pm