|Oldest and youngest coloring together.|
At supper the other night while eating baked beans and cornbread, Jericho was lamenting that the food was gross except the maple syrupy goodness of the bean sauce. Gaelan (in true Gaelan fashion) said "Jericho, you use the bread to sop up the sauce, like in the Pete Seeger song!" And sure enough there is a line in the song Groundhog with the words soppin' up the pan (while eating your groundhog gravy). Leave it to Gaelan, the kid who was obsessed with the word "bust" when his brother was an actor in The Wizard of Oz (you will be a bust, be a bust, be a bust, in the hall of fame....) He loved that word, and that song, every time he heard it he would need me to define what a bust was again and again.
|Fairy cupcakes and lemon water to celebrate Spring.|
I think this is the way Nellie will begin to learn language, associations, and concepts. A deep and rich way that is sustainable to this family.
This "putting it all together" way that I process can be time consuming, but when I reach a final conclusion I am confident I have a plan that will work with her needs and my strengths. Every book we read can become fodder for their play and hence, for her learning.I think Lucas and Gaelan even had a pair of Joe and Frank Hardy stuffies for a while.