This week my daughter turned six! In just three years of homeschooling I've learned that while it isn't too hard to get kids to do a little schoolwork on their birthdays, it is nearly impossible to get them to pick up a pencil the day after. New books and toys are just too distracting.
Since my daughter just turned 6, I didn't worry much at all about what she did or didn't do and took some extra, unhurried time helping my oldest son work on an essay. She spent her school hours with self-directed projects: learning simple drawings from this adorable book, arranging her stuffed animal collection on her new dollhouse/bookshelf, and reading a bit of twaddle she requested for her birthday.
She is the kind of girl who enjoys taking time to bring her new things into her life and it was a joy to watch her savor her gifts. God gave her to me for a reason and I have much to learn from her.
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This week, I wrote about what I've learned from homeschooling my son who has Dysgraphia and I made a free printable of poems.
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I've been reading a lovely collection of essays by CS Lewis and I'd like to share his thoughts on reading age-appropriate books. He definitely believed that adults should be free to read fairy tales and children should be free to read challenging books.
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