And waiting…….. We got a little sneak peek at summer a few weeks back and now, back to 40-50 deg weather. I am a seasonal person, when it’s cold and dreary, like today, I get almost nothing done. We do the bare minimum, you know the laundry that NEEDS to be done or the cleaning that can’t be put off any longer. The only thing that seems to happen is book reading, so I guess it’s not a total loss. Even though the kids can’t read to themselves (which I can’t wait to happen) they do enjoy sitting down and flipping through books. I will also read to them, and while I love to read to the kids, I LOVE to read my books on my Kindle and tune the rest of the world out. I would read all day if I could.
So even though I am enjoying getting to read I am waiting for warmer weather. I love to open the windows, take the kids outside, plant in the garden and many other things that can’t be done in colder weather. What kind of weather is your favorite?
Nothing really new has happened. We have been mostly working on mastering the skills that Small Warrior already knows. You know, the A says Aahh and the B says Buh kind of thing. Or, counting and recognizing numbers 0-30. I did get a calendar set up to start working on understanding the days, months and seasons of the year. I also put up a shapes poster for One Sock, Small Warrior already knows all his shapes even though it never hurts to review.
Excuse the crookedness of the calendar, One Sock was having fun point, pulling and turning the numbers as he said them.
One Sock has really started to flourish, and I must say I am really enjoying watching him grow. To see the light bulb click on and get brighter in his eyes is really something. He’s always been on the slower end of the normal spectrum when it comes to moving and talking and I don’t think it’s because he doesn’t “get” it, I think he does, he’s just takes his time and is a little more cautious. He has known his ABC’s and could count to 10 by 18 months but those were the only “words” he would say. Now at 2.3 year’s old he say’s many words, only about half are understandable but it’s a marked improvement and he doesn’t seem so cautious to try new things.
The one thing I have already gotten to see with homeschooling is that when they get something you can see it. That look in their eyes or on their face that they understand. I LOVE this! That I can be apart of this and their learning.
What is one things you just absolutely love about homeschooling, or just teaching your child? In a way we all school our children. 😉