Lee has been begging me to let him go to school ever since we went on a walk during recess time. Since he's three and all, I thought it would be a really good time to start doing a focused learning and discovery "lesson", and maybe get him enrolled in an early preschool type thing.
My goal now is to have what I'm going to call "Focus and Discovery" time, three times a week. I'm going to sit with my kids, especially Lee, for 15-30 minutes, and have a story, a picture, a song, and a short lesson. It will be really informal, but I think it will help Lee in the first steps toward literacy, and having a scheduled time to do it will help me remember. Far too often I forget to do our 20 minutes daily reading because of other distractions.
Which brings me to why I'm posting this on my blog. I want your help. Do you have any ideas for lessons? Does anyone want to join me? I'm even thinking about setting up a second blog that we can all post lesson ideas, reviews of children's stories, pictures of our kid's projects, and thoughts and feelings on teaching young children. If you are interested in brainstorming with me, or want to be a part of my new blog, put a comment here.