Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: "I drove through there once!", NV
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My 3.5 year old also wants to "do school" while her big brother is doing his. I have a number of Pre-K workbooks. I explain what the goal of the activity on the page is... and then she just does what she wants. Sometimes this ends up having some relation to the goal of the page, sometimes not. In any case, it keeps her happy and occupied, without undue academic pressure.
Dollar stores, Target, and so forth tend to have very inexpensive workbooks which are good for younger kids who may end up scribbling on every page.
(Of course, there are kids this age who will have the interest and capability to actually do the work, and if she handles the cheap workbooks well without signs of stress, it could be worth it to try a real curriculum.)
DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.