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learning and discovery

In a few months time, Aisyah will 'graduate' from being two. InsyaAllah we won't have another two year old until 2yrs+ time. I believe that being 2 means that Aisyah is ready to learn about anything and everything whenever we are ready to let her at it.

When I did my research on the different homeschooling curriculum, Charlotte Mason said all educational stimuli is divided into 2 categories...books and things. You give a tod lots of good books and a variety of experiences, their young minds will have a 'feast'. I don't remember when Aisyah started learning the sounds of the alphabets or what happens when she mixes red and yellow but I know that she didn't learn those through a school environment.
I read a lot of mummies are concerned that their kids cant read, count up to 100(!!) or even call them mummy by a certain age. I know that a kid must be able to read, knows basic maths and able to write a short composition by the time he/she is in primary 1 and we all want a good headstart for our kids. However given the right materials and being at the right age, I'm sure they'll be able to 'unlock' their brains for such skills.

"Let the child alone, and he will learn the alphabet for himself: but few mothers can resist the pleasure of teaching it; and there is no reason why they should, for this kind of learning is no more than play to the child, and if the alphabet be taught to the little student, his appreciation of both form and sound will be cultivated. When should he begin? Whenever his box of letters begins to interest him. The baby of two will often be able to name half a dozen letters; and there is nothing against it so long as the finding and naming of letters is a game to him. But he must not be urged, required to show off, teased to find letters when his heart is set on some other play"


On a certain note, I'm glad that I got connected with a few Muslim homeschooling mommies *Alhamdulillah for the internet!* and hopefully He let me enjoy my precious moments discovering and learning right along with Aisyah for as long as possible.
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At 12:04 PM, Blogger raggedyanne said...

wow, hats off to you lah norza! we all kat rumah, home-sleep ajer.. hihi

but thanks for sharing the insight by charlotte, really informative. at this age, they sure are into 'unlocking' activities, hihi    



At 12:12 AM, Blogger Zee SHK said...

homeschooling? hmm.. not impossible. u can do it. all the best, babe ..    



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