Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Joy of being autodidact!

Life has been hectic, but learning continues everyday! WKRP (7) has been teaching himself how to read and at a pretty rapid rate. It's amazing how fast he can pick up words that he has seen on billboards and tv, etc. DAP (6) is having a little bit of trouble with attention more so than the words as he is reading some easy books that I printed out for him. A good site to access some free books is www.readinga-z.com.

Money and time are also big topics for all 4 boys. They love being able to count out their change at the convenience store and buy something. Although sometimes the decision as to what to buy can take up 15 minutes as they determine price and volume of each item. So needless to say, we try NOT to be in a hurry on those trips!

I am hoping that after our move we will be able to set up an area that is just for their books/workbooks/art stuff. I think it would be helpful for the boys to have an area that is just for them and they can control what happens in that space.

Wanted to share this quote as I enjoy Jung's theories:

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. ~C.G. Jung, Integration of the Personality, 1939

Peace & Blessings.