There are about 15 seconds of quiet at the beginning, until she figures out what we’re doing. I was cuddling her little brother at the time, so you can hear him cooing & cheering for her partway through, too.
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For handwriting, we use the free manuscript forms provided by Donna Young here (coinciding with the lessons in the “Teach Your Child to Read” book).
In living simply, we love gradually sharing the love of learning with our little ones, as a family, in everyday life, savoring everything that God has made.
You can see that homeschooling isn’t just a “mama job;” Daddy is an incredible teacher, patiently and joyfully bringing out the best in our daughter. (That’s his plaid jacket & arms in the corner, lest you think I’ve suddenly sprouted some manly arms.)
Then, when we’re done with the day’s lesson, Gen loves to try “teaching” it to her little brother! (He is fascinated, and loves being read to. Sometimes he will try to repeat back what she is saying, such as numbers or letter sounds.)
How does your family participate in schooling together?