La Condessa Posted September 20, 2012 Share Posted September 20, 2012 I haven't mentioned this to anyone IRL because I don't want to sound like I'm bragging. We started preschool-at-home this month, and I had it all planned out to alternate fun activities that could include my 22-month-old with a little bookwork for the older sister. I was all ready with coloring supplies to occupy little sister during bookwork, even extra copied pages from the math book for her to scribble on so she felt more like she was doing the same thing as sister. My careful preparations satisfied her for one day. After that she became more and more insistent that she wanted her turn with the books, too, until I finally gave in. Now they each get their turn doing a page of phonics and a page of math, and she is delighted--but I feel like a nut! She can actually answer the simpler questions from the phonics correctly, but I thought she wouldn't be able to do the math book at all, since she didn't even recite numbers in order yet. But now she knows the order, and she's getting the hang of counting objects. And last week she looked at the word 'am' and sounded it out--or at least, she sounded like she was sounding it out. Maybe she just recognized the whole word and then imitated the way that I sound the phonics words out for her. This morning she picked up a silly hat with two tall points on it, and said, "M for me!" (Her full name starts with an M, though we don't normally call her that, so I am really curious whether she was referring to her full name or to the word 'me' when she said that.) Anyways, I was feeling like I was starting academic work rather young with my 3 1/2 year old, and I certainly never intended to start with my not-yet-2-year-old, but it's what she wants. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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