My 6 year old daughter says she likes violin, but when it is time to practice, she goes on the i-Pad or plays video games instead. Maybe violin is not her passion?
Let’s be honest, who does not like video games? I would suggest not having the i-Pad be a choice with violin at this age. Children in primary and early elementary are not yet equipped to self-regulate to that degree. A more appropriate choice for a child of 6 years old might be a choice between violin practice or reading a book; or perhaps violin practice or note reading practice. As children grow and mature, they are more able to regulate needs, wants, and requirements for activities (such as violin lessons and practice). Until then, it is best for adults to step in a bit and help provide children with positive guidance and the support they need for success.