Four and five year olds are so much fun… so young that most of their “learning” is still play time. But, I do get around to doing a little “school” with Sierra. I’ll be honest; it can be a struggle. She is not one to naturally want to do school. (It wasn’t that way with my first two, so this is a learning curve for me!) But, once she is “doing” school, she often enjoys it. (I think)
My main goal with Sierra is to have her enjoy learning. Many days I feel like I am failing at it. Then she shocks me with something she says, or reads a word, or draws something new, and I know we are getting somewhere.
“Please, let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give them hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ’em cry, let ’em giggle,
Let ’em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.”