Saturday, January 28, 2012

Training a Smartie Pants


This month, I've tried getting myself into the "school work" mindset. Josh is four and soon Kindergarten will be upon us. My plan is to homeschool and I would like to be prepared for the task that lies ahead. I've collected a few fun learning games and educational items that would stimulate our young genius' mind. (I use the term genius rather loosely.) Josh received a Rush Hour Jr. game for Christmas, as well as a Mini Luk book, the game of Quirkle, and our favorite new card game to play together, Swish. I love seeing his mind being stimulated by each of these "games", with the exception of Quirkle, which is still a bit too hard for him. I've also been trying to get him to put the alphabet in order with scrabble tiles. You can almost see the wheels turning in his head in the above photos. And yes, he has a little bit of trouble after he gets to "G", but there has been much improvement since I took these photos. Maybe, just maybe, a big maybe, he will be ready for Kindergarten next year. More like maybe I will be ready...

5 comments:

Wanda said...

Bethany, I can't believe Josh is almost ready for Kindergarten!!! Love that serious face of his working on the alphabet tiles.

He's so cute!

Martha said...

I love the top picture, but have to say I am feeling his stress. Remember, he's going to be a young kindergartener and first grade is still a great time for learning lots of fun stuff.

Martha said...

PS. He is very smart, and I do believe you are both going to have so much fun homeschooling! (I didn't mean to sound negative. I was remembering his distress the other night...) Give him lots of time to do the stuff he loves, like mop the kitchen floor. :)

Hannah said...

What a cute little genius you have! He's gonna be the smartest kid in his whole class! Harhar...

Rachel said...

I couldn't help but laugh at that 1st picture, he looks so enthusiastic!;-) Home schooling is one thing I never could have done...not with a learning disabled one. I don't think I would have had the patience or the know how. He got lots of great help in school. Enjoy the home schooling, you'll do great!