I had started some threads in the past regarding my 3 year old's reluctance to write and read but who only wants to play all the time with his cars. He is literally obsessed with his cars. I had some great responses for the other moms and their responses have laid my fears to rest. And how I was expecting too much from my son based on comparing with other kids. I thank you all for these great responses.
I have a concern though and would like to get some advices. Since he is my first one I do tend to go overboard with my concerns and fears. Please bear with me.
I have an IPAD and give it my son daily for half an hour for doing car puzzles and watching youtube videos on cars and railroads. I closely monitor his IPAD usage. Also I have down loaded some apps on letter/number tracing and number games and spelling apps. Some times he does the tracing and spelling apps. But most of the time its only car puzzles and games. And sometimes when he is playing a bit longer on his IPAD i tell him to do some tracing and play some number games. But he does not do that and continues playing his car games. And I mainly give him IPAD only when I need to feed him his dinner. He does not sit in one place nor does he eat by himself. He goes to preschool in the mornings but does not each much there. So I him well in the eve. Otherwise he gets cranky easily. So If i give him the ipad I can get him to eat some thing.
So my concern is when i tell him to do some tracing, he tells me that "Tracing is bad. I don't like tracing. I want to play car games." I totally don't know how to handle this. For now its ok because he is still 3 yrs old. But what if this attitude continues. How do i make him sit and do academic stuff. I am really worried for him in the future.
What do i tell him when he talks to me in this way. Do i still let him play with car puzzle and games for now. Or do I take away the Ipad when he refuses to do what i say.
Please help me.