Friday, November 5, 2010

Gehrig's "School"

I firmly believe that toddlers are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. I know kids can learn to read well before kindergarten (without that dumb Your Baby Can Read thing), but I also know they still need to be able to just play before they are forced to spend at least 13 years in school. I wanted to start doing a little bit of "school" with Gehrig each day--just about ten minutes--so that he's learning something but he's not being forced to sit still for a long period of time. I tried to find a book of letters or reading for two-year-olds, but I couldn't. Apparently two-year-olds are too young to learn their letters. Hmph. The only book I could find is kind of old for him and concentrates more on writing (which I know he's not ready for) than I'd like, but I'm just letting him do his own thing on the parts when he's supposed to write. He loves school, and he's really doing well. I wanted to share a few pages that we're particularly proud of--he did all of these by himself (after I explained to him what he was supposed to do, obviously):


  1. I feel your pain... I was on the same path with my 2 yr olds.. but let me tell ya 2 year olds CAN learn their letters.. my gremlins can say their alphabet in English AND Spanish and recognize over 75% of the letters and their numbers... lol.. Newest follower.. Hope you have a great weekend..

  2. Good job Gehrig! Those books look familiar - I actually think they are the same ones I used with Liam when he was about 2 years old! I have some for Leila now, too! I agree - kids are MUCH smarter than we give them credit!