I mentioned in my previous post that Shichida class has started giving out worksheets as homework for the toddlers in the 1-2 year old class. Here are more details…
About 15 worksheets are given out every month, and the child is supposed to do not more than one worksheet a day.
The first 3 months of worksheets have been rather simple, and involve:
- drawing lines to connect things
- drawing dots on lines on various pictures
- drawing dots into objects
- colouring objects
As the worksheets all have a copyright symbol at the bottom ((c) Shichida Educational Institute, Japan), it would not be possible to release them fully on my blog. However, with the defense of fair comment, I have an picture of what the worksheets look like.
I have also, drawn a series of similar worksheets (forgive me, I had to use Microsoft clipart), for blog readers who do not have access to Shichida classes in their country. I’m quite sure you can replicate these quite easily, once you get the general concept.
Personally, I have yet to get Samantha started on any of the worksheets. In my opinion, she is not ready to hold any writing instrument as of now (16 months of age). The rare crayon or pen I have placed into her hand has ended up in her mouth..Also, since right brain training is all about creativity I really don’t understand why we have worksheets for children with instructions to draw lines or to join dots. Okay, I have to admit, I’ve not been a fan of worksheets…