My 3-year old daughter told me that her Chinese lesson was too hard. She could not remember the words for “sun” and “moon” despite me repeating it over and over.
- That she should not dismiss something as too hard just because she doesn’t understand it. If you don’t know it, then aim to know it. Once you know it, it gets easier,
- That she can’t give up just because it’s too hard. I won’t let her,
- Once she understands the concept, she can play, thus reinforcing that there’s reward to her effort.
- Everyone else in the family will not let up until she know the words sun and moon. I’ve had both grandmother test her on random times of the day to ensure she learns it.