Hello my dear friends! How are you?
I have just started an intensive week. Work + studies. But I do not feel discouraged. Beside that I have some motherly duties to focus on. My baby Aaron is growing so fast. He will attend elementary school from August 2023. What comes with that? A lot of new challenges.
My son had quite a difficult start in life. Moving around, getting sick often, then me and his dad divorced, new people arrived into our life’s. I am aware it has been tough on him with so many changes. He needs a lot of care and understanding. Especially when it comes to boosting his self-confidence which he is short of in the area of learning.
My kids has been growing up with technology quite a lot due to my studies and covid19. Thus, it has affected the way they think and feel about necessities of life like reading and writing. Simply giving instructions on how to do does not seem to give effect which makes me to try new ways to approach the issue.
Yesterday, we had tried to write on paper and in a book especially made for preschoolers. The first letters “A” went well but as Aaron’s dad was watching I think our babies confidence went down. He did not want to continue anymore.
I’ve decided to take a different book out to make it more playable and less scary for him. He was more pleased by writing a small “a” than the bigger one. He was very confused as well by there are three different ways of writing “A“. We repeated the whole alphabet and will continue to do so. At preschool they do have some training in this area as well, thus it has become important to continue at home. I’ve pronounced the words in Swedish and Aaron pointed with his finger which one of the pictures illustrates it. We did an exercise of finding the sound “a” in the words. It can be quite tricky when you pronounce letters differently in Swedish and much differently in English but I believe that I’ve given birth to an amazing and talented boy.
As writing and reading letters in a book felt a little overwhelming, I’ve opened the computer and found a nice website for kids with games and different interactive ways of learning. Aaron has a highly developed visual-spatial intelligence like me thus I believe he will learn the fastest while being creative. Colors and space for expression are very important.
What made this interactive game very nice was that my son could click on the letter and he could hear how to pronounce the letter. I’ve noticed that he knows letter “A” very well as well as letter “O“. We will still practice though so that he can be more confident about his abilities.
In case you also would like to spend some time teaching you child about the alphabet or numbers, the website which I found so great is http://www.abcya.com . You can find there everything for kids from preschool up to grade 6. Isn’t that amazing?
Thank you for reading ! See you soon again with some amazing post! ❤