Guest RecumbentHeart Posted February 8, 2011 Share Posted February 8, 2011 My oldest is about to officially be in K and his 3 siblings are coming up behind him at approximately 18 mo intervals. Their birthdays fall in February, September, February, September. DS is turning 5 this month, his sister will be 4 in Sept. It seems like it would be wise to eventually combine children at some point but I have no idea how to do that when they're starting separately. DS can do basic reading, he has great fine motor control and can write well and grasps simple spelling (he discovered that naturally out of learning phonics and writing). I could be doing MM1 with him if I wanted, I just don't really want to yet. DD is 3 & 5mo only recently requested to start learning phonics but started blending immediately. She picks up math by osmosis but lags her peers in gross motor development and is not skilled in fine motor the way DS is and she seems to think of "school" as a game we play which I imagine is natural for a 3yo but I share the details just because I'm torn - should I hold off certain things with DS until DD is ready to do them with him (content subjects?) or should I let him go ahead with school by himself and perhaps try to pair DD with her younger brother? Or is this combining thing something you do later, rather than from the beginning? Obviously I have no idea what I'm doing so feel free to talk to me like I'm a dolt. :D Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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