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Tic Tac Toe

Elvis Elvis

We just read the book ‘Tic Tac Toe : three in a row.’ The book is supposed to teach mathematical concepts, logical and strategic thinking. It’s not really Don’s first time with the Tic Tac Toe game, but he was never really interested in the game anyway.

So we read the book and we tried to play the game. I drew the lines and the X’s and the O’s. Then Don got interested and wanted to do the O’s. Then he decided he wanted to do R instead of O. Then it was A, and some other letters. Then out of the blue he was busy playing ‘soccer’ with his pen. We played soccer with the pen before (maybe I should write about that too, sometimes, if I remember).

Tic Tac Toe

What about the Tic Tac Toe ?. Well, let’s just say that we didn’t really play at all. Don was not interested. He was busy drawing and scribling and making his letters and playing soccer pen. He was always more interested in the alphabets than in math.

I shouldn’t be worried, I guess. He’s only 4. He might not like math now. Although he likes playing the counting game. And even if he ends up not liking math, I guess that’s no problem, as long as he can use it when necessary. I want him to be just the way he is, to grow up to be what he’s comfortable with, not as what I expect him to be.