Monday, July 14, 2008

Playing with Preschool

Yesterday Nevaeh and I dug out her Magnetic Letters and began to learn how to spell her name, and some simple words. I was excited at how quickly she learned and her eagerness to do so. She played with the letters for much of the day asking me to spell this or that. If I gave her the letters to spell DOG, CAT or PIG, she could sound it out and put them in the right order (with a little help). I am clueless as to where she should be academically when and if she starts preschool next year. And I don't want to be one of those parents that pushes their children to excel above what they are able to handle for their age. But I figure that since she is so eager to keep going I might as well let her lead and keep teaching her ...right? I was also encouraged and a bit excited at the prospect of homeschooling her when the time comes. One of my fears of homeschooling is spending the day butting heads with my daughter and getting nowhere fast. But she and I had a lot of fun learning and playing together yesterday. Al and I are still undecided as of now, we go back and forth weighing the pros and cons, ultimately the Lord will decide what is best for our kids so we will continue to wait and listen for His decision. Where do you stand on the issue?

We also played trains...with laundry basket traincars.


Rachel was like.... said...

i love the one of her pointing at her name as she is proud of her accomplishment.
maybe start out homeschooling her and then when she is a few years older put her in school...we cant have a socially inept child only playing with people at least 15 years her senior! ;) but thats just my opinion.

Brandel said...

She is so smart! You are doing a great job with her :)
John and I were just talking today about homeschool and how all three of our kids asked Jesus into their hearts during homeschool time. I feel so blessed that I got to be apart of that.