Not sure if I’m doing this homeschooling thing right, but I realized that the great thing about it is that I can take things slow at K’s pace. Just relax and not have to hurry her through the tasks at every moment. To be honest, today wasn’t really planned because… well, I kinda failed to so I just tried to make up something in the 5 minutes eating breakfast.
I brought her out to the corridor to just doodle with chalk, since I had to buy a whole big box when I only needed 1. Anyway, I drew her a hopscotch and made her jump to the square that bore the number I shouted. She was quite thrilled! She was even more excited when she shouted a number and I had to jump. With Z in my arms, I hopscotched and he was quite amused at being jiggled.
During clean-up time, I got a pail of water and a brush and showed her how to scrub the corridor and the chalk off. She was super happy running barefoot in the corridor, playing with the brush and water. I was pretty surprised she really scrubbed seriously and thoroughly! This was something I wanted to do more with her – giving her more practical life activities so that she’s busy with her hands and body. She took her own sweet time to scrub and scrub and I was happy to let her. It was nice to just be in that moment with her, observing her and encouraging her, instead of whipping out my phone and “do other stuff”.
Think I should give the little Cinderkyra more chores to do!
Do you believe in giving children age-appropriate chores around the house? How bout rewarding them with money for chores they do? Interesting to hear your responses!