We’ve been struggling in our little Montessori home (hence the lack of posts). Joey has shown a real lack of interest, and almost aversion, to school the last week or two. While we only have our school time 2-3 hours in the mornings on the weekdays, he’s resisted and wants to play. I’m very hesitant to force him to do school, because he is still so young and I would rather him come willingly and eagerly to school than it to be a fight.
What’s interesting is that he’s interested on his own terms. He loves the solar system theme and we read multiple books on the planets a day. He has the planets memorized, can tell you multiple facts about each, and how they’re different from each other. For example, Uranus spins on its side or he’ll correct you if you say Saturn is the only planet with rings.
I’m noticing he’s in a sensitive period for counting and writing/reading. If he sees numbers or a set quantity, he’ll stop and count it. Before reading books, he’ll often trace the letters in the title. Yesterday, he surprised me by sounding outÂ AntarcticaÂ on a map!
I know he’s still learning and has the desire to, it’s just not looking the way I planned. And I like to have things planned. 🙂
So, I guess we’re adapting to where he is for now and playing into his interests. We’ll keep reading books, asking questions, pouring into space, and encourage him along the well.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to flow back into a little more structure. If not, we’ll just keep following the child.