Sunday, May 6, 2012

Everybody Needs...

I have decided that everybody needs older children! They are fabulous. Now you have to wait a little while, and get through some of the tougher toddler times, but man has it TOTALLY paid off.

My little 5 year old is in his second year of pre-school. He is my first to have been completely home schooled, so I was a little nervous being the one to teach him to read. We had learned his phonics and all the letters, but he wanted nothing to do with me when it came to reading. I didn't want to push him, so I just relaxed and figured he'd let me know when he was ready. Turns out he was ready, but just not for me. He let his older sister teach him how to read!! They would sit together on the couch and she would encourage him to sound words out and help him with sight words. He has really grasped it and is doing great with his reading.

Then last week he kept watching all the kids practice on the piano. He decided he was ready for that too. So his cute big sister came and started to teach him. They let me record them for a little bit, I just love how cute they are! ( I know I'm a bit biased, but seriously aren't they adorable :))


  1. Yeah, I need me some of those older kids!

    What program are you using for the piano lessons?

    1. We use piano marvel. We've really liked it.