Thursday, June 26, 2008

Today's dreams

The other day, my husband and I were driving down the road when we saw a Mercedes red convertible on the road. Beginning there, my mind wandered to things I used to want---and how few of them I still do. Things I used to want don't energize me anymore.

But dangle an opportunity to get sparring gear for my kids to progress in taekwondo? I'm kicking around options.

Funny how desires change, isn't it? Maybe that's the test of what "dreams" are vs. fancies.

Now I have a huge dream of getting my kids to enjoy certain subjects---like math and writing. I'm working on it. Speaking of which, I need some input here.

First, I found a description of Kid Talk Conversation Cards for writing ideas. Has anyone used it? What do you think of it? Better yet, have you used something online that you and your kids have particularly liked? Let me clarify: These are conversation or writing starters.

Second, what do you do to help your children enjoy math a little bit? Okay, to eliminate the groans anyway. My opening ambition is not mega-large. Given the resistance my kids have to it, maybe it is.


SuburbanCorrespondent said...

If the kids are still young-ish, try different math programs. Mine would wail at the sight of Saxon, yet they were semi-okay with A Beka. Also, it varies by kid. My oldest, nothing I'd do would make him happy with math.

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