I love setting goals for children, but they are much more effective when the child is involved. Very young children want to learn, and as long as you make it fun, they will love to accomplish their goals too.
When your making goals for children start with something small that they believe they can do. Maybe it is learning ten letters and sounds, or reading two books a day. They may want to increase their reading level, or learn their numbers. When you have an idea of a goal, guide the child to wanting about the same goal. They can choose which books to read each day, or which letters to learn. When the child has ownership in what they want to accomplish they are a lot more likely to do the work. You want the child to be excited about doing the goal.
When you use these books for goals for children, they are easy to download, print double sided, cut across the middle, cut down the middle and a staple completes the book.
As you work on the goal with your child, remember to celebrate each accomplishment. If the goal is to learn ten letters, when the child learns two let them choose what to eat for supper or choose a movie to watch. As they gain success, the success will grow. The important thing is to make working on their goal a routine. It can be fun to spend time with your child helping them to learn and accomplish something that is important to them. I have loved my time teaching my children to read, cook and swim. We usually have a goal that they are working on, and then we use that as our time together. It helped me to focus on my child everyday instead of laundry or dishes. The most important thing is to always make it fun, because when they’re laughing, they’re learning, so always Teach With Giggles. Written by Raeann Hansen 2020