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5 year old wants to do reading eggs and mathletics in the holidays?!

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Lallalla

My 5 year old (FYOS) begged me to let her do reading egg and mathletics yesterday. And I let her, and now I am worrying when her teacher sees she has been active on it he’ll think I’m THAT parent.

 

I’m not, really not a big fan of homework, let alone on

School holidays when your 5.... but apparently she is THAT kid...

 

What is the bet this isn’t going to last. A little bit like when I first asked her to sort the clean washing she was super excited but of course now avoids like the plague

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Riotproof

I wouldn’t worry. My dd wanted to do reading eggs the afternoon of school holidays. She loves reading eggs and she’s meant to.

 

Mathletics however, is borwing! Her emphasis.

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Fifteenyears

Cute!!

 

Be assured your child is not the only one. Lots of kids find reading eggs fun, and teachers k ow what five year olds are like!

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PuddingPlease

I doubt the teacher will be surprised. It's effectively a computer game (albeit an educational one) and it's hardly unusual for kids to enjoy those.

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Dianalynch

Ds loved reading eggs, your dd won’t be the only one. Education is generally a good thing, I don’t think a bit of reading eggs and Mathletics puts you in the pushy parent category.

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Expelliarmus

I’m putting up fun craft/STEM activities on Seesaw in the holidays.

 

Students are sharing their projects and, inexplicably, their lunch creations.

 

Hopefully the parents don’t think I’m a pushy teacher - they *were* begging me for maths problems!!!

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#notallcats

One of mine loved Reading Eggs and did it all the time.

 

We plan on doing some of the school work we've been given during the holidays... the kids have no idea what day it is, I'm just going to tell them it's a school day!

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gracie1978

My 5yo spent an hour on reading eggs today, his suggestion

 

Never occurred to me that his teacher would think we were pushy.

 

Btw what lesson are you on? I think DS is at 30.

Is there a point that we should stop them?

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luke's mummu

We’re doing bits and pieces of schoolwork we missed last term. Kids are bored at home.

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seayork2002

At that age DS did not mind doing it but it got annoying in Year 6 because as it glitched and did not save so he had to do some again because of it

 

No offense to you personally but I presume the teachers will be busy enough doing what they need to do to settle back in themselves to be worrying about which kids found it fun on not on the holidays

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JomoMum

My 6 year old looooves solvemoji. His teacher wasn’t putting up enough on seesaw so we just downloaded the app and does them himself and shows the teacher .. who I’m sure isn’t checking them on the holidays but there’s no telling DS that.

Last year he absolutely loved reading eggs. Finished the whole program!

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No girls here

DS1 and DS2 were both like that at that age. Go with it while it lasts.

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CrankyM

Take the enthusiasm while it lasts. Mine too were like that once upon a time...

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Luci

My 3 kids all liked Reading Eggs when they were that age. I can't remember if they ever did any in the holidays but certainly they were quite enthusiastic at times and would do much more than the amount set for homework.

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Riotproof

My dd has spent a lot of in game currency on the avatar. A lot.

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jayskette

change your attitude and let your child embrace their academic side!

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MadMarchMasterchef

I wouldn't worry. My 7 and 9 year olds love reading eggs. We've been doing it.

My main concern is that they take regular breaks to not hurt their eyes or their wrists and they balance it with active activities as well.

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mpoppins92

As a teacher, I can assure you that I do not care at all whether students are doing Mathletics, Prodigy etc. I would just assume they think it’s fun.

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mintpatty

Haha, I had that kid and I got accused of being that parent.

 

The teacher sat me down and said "You know you really do put a lot of pressure on her".

 

Grr.

 

She's in year 12 and she's still THAT kid.

 

My 14 year old DS is the opposite of THAT kid. So laid back he's horizontal.

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IamtheMumma

My DS started last year when he was 4. If she enjoys it, let her. If the teacher comments, ask if the teacher plans to squash your child's initiative at every learning opportunity.

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PocketIcikleflakes

I'm keeping on with the online learning over the holidays. Just a bit. Keeps a bit of structure as they've been home for over 4 weeks already. Term two is two weeks away still.

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EmmaFY

As a teacher, I say embrace it. It won't last, hahaha!

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Bethlehem Babe

Check out mathseeds the reading egg maths equivalent.

 

I’ve had one kid like that. We never pushed him just let him go.

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SplashingRainbows

I’m putting up fun craft/STEM activities on Seesaw in the holidays.

 

Students are sharing their projects and, inexplicably, their lunch creations.

 

Hopefully the parents don’t think I’m a pushy teacher - they *were* begging me for maths problems!!!

 

I would love it if my kids y4 teacher gave him some maths problems. Hard ones. He is missing school a lot.

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Lallalla

change your attitude and let your child embrace their academic side!

 

It is not about being academic!! Her father and I both are and always were! And I come from a long long line of teachers.

 

But I am never going to push her like that when she’s 5! That is not how you teach a love of learning.

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