I promised myself that I wouldn't read any books until I finally finished reading the Bible all the way through. However, I recently felt more pressure on my heart to do devotions with my children. After some thought, I decided to attempt to find a good devotional for pre-schoolers. I simply don't have the time to put together my own Bible study for the kiddos and Bubby's learning style is one that just sitting down and reading from the KJV won't cut it. While some may disagree with me, I'm quite certain that I'm heading down the right path for my family to incorporate daily Bible study and devotions.
For myself, after I finish the Bible, I want to start on The Well-Trained Mind, and start on the Classical Eduction reading list. One thing I've been having a hunger for is studying grammar and how to be gramatically correct. I'm pretty sure I suffer errors in my grammar and punctuation.
I'm also wondering if I should start a more steady homeschooling effort in the fall. It would be unofficial, as Bubby is only 3, but I think it might be good for us to get used to the time, management and discipline needed for the adventure.
My dear son has a very kinetic learning style. Sitting down and doing lessons isn't quite his thing. He needs to be active. For example, a workbook of shapes does nothing for him. However, the other day, I drew a path of shapes with sidewalk chalk on our driveway. I showed him how to hop from shape to shape, naming them as he went. This worked like a charm! I also noticed that he likes to play "teacher" with me and he learns by asking me.
I do find myself comparing him to his peers. "Oh no! So and so already counts to 50 and Bubby can barely make it to 20! He's only 2 1/2 and he already knows his colors!" Etc. etc. Then, I realize that Bubby has his own strengths and weaknesses, too. He sings a handful of songs. He already knows how to drive the lawn tractor (he's VERY mechanical). On top of that, he speaks very well for his age and absorbs anything about farming. He's a lot of fun to teach.