Saturday, March 10, 2018

How My Littles Learned

(as toddlers and preschoolers)

My children learned the first stages of reading through stories I read, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"
Not by being coerced to read what they did not understand

They learned letters through our sing-a-long of the alphabet
Not by being made to write their ABCs

My children learned numbers by our randomly counting items
Not by filling in workbooks

They learned about creativity by making simple crafts together
Not by being made to color within the lines

My children learned about nature
 by walking barefoot and playing with rollie pollies

They learned about others
by running wild with the pack

My children learned about life
through play, laughter, and even tears

What School Taught My children

Conformity, memorization, and lack of creativity