Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Been thinking

... got into town today after months of being virtually incapacitated and alhamdulillah (big grin) it was OK. Feel like a normal person almost. I was dreading it but glad I went.

Been thinking today, after another "take stock" moment that M really knows more than I give him or myself credit for. I think I stress out far too much and am now going to unclench and let him just play without hinderance for a while. I mean "play" and not just shove cars around the carpet all day.

I mean, he can do anything I give him (mostly) even if his concentration span is low. He has figured out some numbers on the number chart - I heard him sing song "forty- two" and "eighty-seven".... when asked where he learned that (WHO HAS BEEN GETTING AT MY KID??!) he just said, "well it's an eight and a seven so thats eighty seven". He is getting the letter sounds and recognising more than I thought he knew. Even tried reading "SAT" today. Almost got it. Not four yet. Must unclench about learning. He's doing it without me.

Really loving this site Khadijah gave me.

2 Comments:

At 7:03 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

Myriad do make some lovely stuff, even if you do need to sell a kidney to buy any of it.

There are some interesting and different board games I like from there.

 
At 7:10 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

.....oh and yes *do* unclench. You're right they do so much of it through sheer *needing* to know. Plus there's this whole horizontal/vertical analogy too. Push them too far vertically (academically) and they won't develop as well horizontally (emotionally). Which is something I've really witnessed here.

 

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