Doesnt sit in Class.
Created by Updated on Jul 22, 2014
Hi All, My son is 4. 5yrs going in Pre-nur/formal school. Recently we went to attend his PTM and teacher was complaining about him that he doesn't sit on his seat in spite of repetitive request and instructions. He does C. W. and them keep roaming around the class.... he does his H. W. as well.... without tantrums. His teacher asked me to train him for better behaviour in the class. Though she is nt strict.... but If he wont sit he cannnt study and concentrate on anything. Pls suggest me. How shud I do this. Thanks. Aarti Mehan
| Jul 22, 2014
Hi Aarti! Could you also share the following? How many children are their in the class? is this behaviour also visible out of school or only at school? what does he do when he roams around after finishing his work? does he go out in the outdoors or remains in the class doing something ?
| Jul 23, 2014
Hi Aarti, seema - here are a couple of things which may be helpful to understanding this better. 1. There are different kinds of learners, and some children learn better when they can move around in their surroundings, this kind of a learning is normally attributed to a kinesthetic learner. While it may look as if the child is fidgety, or just not interested, it may not be the case, as the child is more attuned to learning through movement. 2. Difficulty level of various questions could be different for different learners, while some can solve it quicker, there could be some who shall finish it much later. There's nothing wrong necessarily in either.
| Jul 23, 2014
A couple of things to do. 1. Meet your child's teacher and try and understand the following: if the quality of work done by your child is at par or below par, is s/he doing it just to finish it or she is actually able to do it with better speed. 2. Try and collaorate with your teacher to share higher difficulty task with your child in case the child has done well in quick time. 3. In case your child has done it just for the heck of finishing the task, then take a different approach. Try and do exercises which reward your child's concentration and eye for detail rather than speed. Many a times, in our day to day things-we encourage speed more than quality of output- for e. g. let's see who drinks the milk first, let's see who comes first in solving this puzzle.... and in turn this becomes a habit for the child, which then may reflect in areas, where speed is not necassarily the goal.
| Jul 24, 2014
@ Nitin Thanks so much for sharing. He does fine in class. Why m worried is that in next class Kindergarden teacher wud not tolerate this behaviour and she will ignore the child and just complain us that he doesn't sit. I think I need to develop his habbit to sit in class...