How to Get Your Lazy Preschooler Excited About School

It’s official. There is a vast difference and I mean an infinitely, whopping, gargantuan-type vast difference between my oldest son and my middle son. For example, my oldest prefers to stay generally clean while my middle boy enjoys slathering himself with all things germ infested and gross. And then there’s school. My firstborn couldn’t have been more thrilled to leave me in a cloud of dust as he sprinted whole-heartedly into his first day of preschool where he diligently worked and learned. And when he received his first homework assignment, you would have thought it was Christmas. But when the day came for me to take my middle child to preschool, the scene was drastically different. He clung to me wide-eyed and fearful. I had to literally peel his body off of mine. And the schoolwork he was supposed to do…he was NOT a fan of it to say the least. Since I began to worry about how much knowledge he would actually retain from school, I was relieved to discover The Preschool Box!

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It’s a monthly subscription box sent straight to your door that includes four weeks of educational activities to complete with your preschooler. The best part is, this box provides activities that involve the three main learning styles of preschoolers.

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  1. Auditory

Each activity encourages the parent to talk with her preschooler about the featured letter, number, or color of the week. One activity I received this month involved placing letter cards around the house for my child to find. As he found each one, I was encouraged to verbally remind him of the sound the letter made and what words begin with that sound. As auditory learners repetitively hear these sounds, they will quickly pick up the alphabet through these active and engaging activities.

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  1. Visual

For the visual learners, there are plenty of educational activities in the box that appeal to sight learning. From sorting colorful objects into correct categories, to seeing the letters colorfully depicted in a book, to handwriting sheets, there are plenty of resources for those children who need to actively watch in order to learn.

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  1. Kinaesthetic

Some preschoolers learn best by doing. They are our very hands-on, energetic type children. This box did not leave them out. Crafts such as creating an alligator out of the letter “A” and molding numbers out of play-doh were just a couple of the multiple activities that involved plenty of movement for these types of learners.

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My rambunctious boy was thrilled to participate in the various activities this box provided. It was such a relief to observe him enjoying education. His siblings even begged to participate.

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If you want to start being proactive in your child’s learning but don’t know where to start, The Preschool Box might be just what you need. You can order your own here at their website. And don’t forget to follow them here on Instagram. Start making learning fun today!

Just a quick disclaimer: I’m not actually labeling my child as lazy….all in good fun, friends! *Insert wink smiley face here*

I received the mentioned item in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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