I received an email this morning that so perfectly fits in with my life right now, I wanted to share it with you too, and see if you had any other thoughts or ideas.
Here’s the note:
Hi! I have a question that I was hoping either you or your readers could help me out with. I know that Lucas is around the same age as my son (20 months) and I’m wondering what sort of learning activities you do with him? Are you teaching letters or colors yet? And if so.. HOW? Sometimes I feel like Jackson is “suppose” to know all these things by such n’ such time, but he doesn’t. And I don’t know how to teach him either! He knows a lot of his body parts and we talk about daily stuff, but I feel like I should be teaching him more.
Hi Jill. We don’t do any structured learning right now. We work on body parts throughout the day and during bath time. We also talk about everything as we’re doing it. I think a lot of learning at this age comes from day to day experiences. Talking about things, doing things, asking and answering questions, etc. We read books and I talk about colors and numbers occasionally throughout the day, but we don’t have a “sit down and let’s work on our letters” time.
I want to open this up to you… I think it’s great food for thought and a lot of tips can be shared!
When did you start structured learning with your toddlers? How did you go about teaching things?