Theo is just now showing an interest in learning letters. With Cole, I made the mistake of pushing too hard so with Theo (who learns just like his brother) I'm trying to take the more organic route. At VBS, which he just barely made it into because he JUST turned four, I was a little embarrassed when Theo was the only one that couldn't write his name. It didn't help that ALL the other kids either were in Pre K or had already graduated from Pre K. The other teacher, who is a retired prek teacher, was really nice about. She told me not to worry, he was the youngest, etc and so on.
So I tell my mom about feeling a bit embarrassed and she is all of a sudden going on about how she knew he was behind, blah, blah, blah. *sigh*
Is it so odd that I decided not to push? It's not like we don't do anything. As a matter of fact, when he saw everyone writing their name, he *wrote* what he thought the word jump looks like (IT's his favorite word to *write* and then wrote his numbers from 1 to 15, perfectly. I mean, no, it wasn't his name BUT now he is more interested in writing his name like the other kids did.
I was going to start him on a literature based preK this fall when I got the other kids settled into their work.
I don't know, just ranting. I suppose it hit me wrong because my mother has this special way of saying everything...in the most obnoxious way ever. She seems to forget she wasn't Mommy of the Year when I was younger. LOL
okay, spleen vented. Feeling better.
Someone tell me it's okay that my brand new four year old is just now wanting to learn to write his name.
on Jul. 28, 2013 at 10:46 AM