And, probably your child’s best and most memorable teacher. Why? You’ve been there. You’re the one who’s there at all hours of the day, seven days a week. No teacher can compete with that. By the time your child turns 5 and heads off to kindergarten, he/she has been learning for over 43,830 hours because when they’re really young, EVERYTHING is a learning opportunity.
As parents, we help our little ones learn everything- how to roll over, sit up, walk, feed themselves, their first words, how to get dressed, where to put their shoes when they come inside, how to brush their teeth… So, why not “teach” our little ones skills, concepts, and strategies that will help prepare them for school and life in general?
My guess is no.
See? It’s really not that hard. All you need to do is guide your child, capitalize on the moments and be there. Your child will do the rest and will learn.
Nope. It’s really just going back to basics and being involved. (And, is there anything really all that glamorous about being a parent? Even the Desperate Housewives had their parenting snafus!)
If you start this way, it’s probably a lot easier than if you transition to it. But, once you’re used to maximizing the moments and finding and creating learning opportunities for your child, it’s fairly easy and actually quite fun.
Absolutely! Why wouldn’t your child’s future be worth investing in right now? Not in a monetary sense, but with time and learning. Aren’t you wondering what your child is really capable of? I know I am!
As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I’m really passionate about education and helping parents teach their children at home in fun, authentic, and meaningful ways. It doesn’t mean you need to spend hours researching and finding activities that then require a lot of preparation and set-up time either! (Although you can, if that’s your thing)
I believe that all children can learn and that their parents are capable of helping them learn, so if you’re not sure, please contact me and let’s discuss it to see if this is right for you. No sales, just a conversation (and ideas for using this if you decide to give it a try). You’ve read this far, so obviously you’re at least somewhat interested, so send me an email. What do you have to lose? Not much, but your child has everything to gain.