Tweet Hubs and I had decided long ago that our children would be schooled at home. I am a classically trained teacher, who better to teach them than me? This week our homeschool journey has begun. Thanks to the blessings of a preschool curriculum from ABC Jesus Loves Me, Little Bit and I are "doing school."
School with a 2.5 year old is nothing like teaching 7th grade. It's sporadic. It's flexible. It's wonderful. When Little Bit has a moment of interest I sing him a song. This week it's Genesis 1:1 sung to the tune of where is thumbkin and lots of the ABC song.
We are focusing on the color red, circles, and counting to one. Little Bit knows circles, counts to five, but has some trouble with colors. I am actually afraid that he may be color blind. Hubs thinks it's just a developmental issue and he will come along. He is doing marvelously.
I love how I can feel through the curriculum. I don't have to do a certain list of objectives in a certain order that are confined to a limited time period. The learning flows and ebbs. We interject play alongside of worksheets. We look for shapes in God's creation. We count the magnificence around us.
Am I following every aspect of the curriculum? Nope. Do I cross every t and dot every i? No way. Is Little Bit happy and learning. Yep. At 2.5 I would count our "school" work as an absolute success. It all seems to be about reading my child and providing him opportunities to learn instead of over planning every moment to force piles of information at a two year old.
I wonder in the years to come if this lesson of balance will be pivotal to learning at home. I have a feeling it will. What a great journey we have begun. What a blessed woman I am able to partake and facilitate the education of my little blessings!