The flip side of workbooks

     Some kids like to do workbooks and worksheets. Their parents stand by proudly, proclaiming to all that will listen, "My child likes to do schoolwork...for fun!" Then they smile, pitying the poor parents of kids who just want to - gasp! - play.   But why do some kids like to do workbooks? I always did. It made me feel grown up, it made me feel smart, and I, quite honestly, I liked the attention it got me. "Oh, look, she wants another workbook! How smart she is!"...more