4 TO 5 YEARS
They are little people now, with points of views that need to be heard. Also, they begin to understand ‘no’ as an answer when explained why. At this stage we miss the baby that grew up and admire the small individual in front of us. But even now they can’t be expected to sit still and focus on studies. They love running around, free play, all their toys, Tom and Jerry—a whole world around them is waiting to be discovered. So for teaching the alphabet or one to ten or poems or EVS (animals and their young ones, colours, days of the week etc.) just get your child to sit with you for short periods of time. After that, let the child return to free play. They have small attention spans and will actually get up and walk away if you over do the teaching!