Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kinesthetic Learner


  1. Oh, my gosh. This is why I don't homeschool. I would be like, "Would you pleeeeease hold still so I can see what you're reading!" I would be frustrated all the time. It's hard enough to help them with their homework, let alone have their entire education on my shoulders. I do take a lot of responsibility for my children's education, cause I do believe it's our responsibility to make sure they get a good education, not the government's, but I like having the people at school to show them ways of doing things that I never would have thought of. I'd give you an example, but the one I'm thinking of I couldn't do without showing you. And I have one who has ADD, so you can imagination with my need for calm and stillness, how that drives me crazy. I'll tell you something though, she's teaching me a lot of patience and a lot of compassion for those who struggle with learning.

  2. That's interesting because this is actually one of the main reasons I love homeschooling. Instead of having to practice reading using a prescribed one-size-fits-all curriculum sitting at a desk or in a tidy circle on the floor, she can do it using material that is exactly at her level: challenging but not frustratingly difficult, and she can do it in the position that feels the most comfortable and natural to her.

    Of course there is value in learning to sit at a desk, but at age four she has plenty of time for that later.