Without a doubt practicing with your child is the most important part of the Suzuki method and arguably the most difficult. Only a very few children remain enthusiastic about learning an instrument once the "drudgery" of daily practice begins.
But there is a better way! Though people of any age learn more efficiently if play is involved, for young children, play is essential! Children learn through play. For children play is serious business. Deprived of it, their brains just don't develop properly.
This section of the auntrhody.org contains many ideas to make practice a fun event for child and parent. The practicing partner must have a playful and loving attitude. It does NOT mean that the practice session has with no goals, or that inadequate attention is paid to details. It merely means that progress is more likely to occur if the practicing participants are having fun.
The training of children is a profession,
where we must know how to lose time
in order to gain it.
Jean Jacques Rousseau