Leslie, My oldest child got frustrated with I can do all thing when she was 6. She is almost ten and now it is easier.Can a 5 year old with poor motor skills benefit from I Can Do All Things? He'll be 5 by the time we start Adventures, but writing is still very difficult for him. He enjoys coloring, but can't stay in the lines. He can't draw well at all. I know this is pretty normal for some kids as I've taught kindergarten before.
I'm not concerned at this point about where he is, I'm just wondering if he can actually do what is expected in the book without being frustrated. I'm very much for a gentle start and not pushing kids too hard with writing or drawing. It takes boys longer sometimes.....I haven't seen the book and couldn't really tell specifics from the descriptions about the skills required. Can anyone help me with this?
Also, my 7 your old girl, who will be 8 by the time we start adventures has a gift for art. She can draw pictures better than I can. You would think an adult did the pictures she draws. She's extremely advanced in this area. Her grandmother was an accomplished artist and I believe she's received the gift too. Would I Can Do All Things be to easy for a child like this?
Thanks for your help!
We just recently received a copy of "Drawing with Children" by Mona Brookes (in 1st grade Deluxe) and found it helpful. I wish I had it when oldest was starting. If a gentle start is your goal for your child with poor motor skills, I would not recommend I can do all things at this time.
Your daughter will probably like ICDAT a lot. Originally, Barry Stebbing created this series (I Can Do All Things) for children aged 6-10.