I have really been enjoying watching my kids develop lately. The focus has definitely been on linguistics during the past month. H, at almost 2 years, is in that super cute phase of starting to put words together and form her first simple sentences. So far, the phrases have mostly been in Estonian, so I might skip the translations for now... I just love the expression and her intonations.
K, who turned 4 at the end of December, has been reading up a storm! Last night I pulled out the Bob books again and she read four books in one sitting and exclaimed after each one, "This is SO FUN!! Can I read another one?" She has also been practicing writing her letters and numbers (mostly on the dry erase board and it usually gets erased before I can get a picture, unfortunately), but she gets a little frustrated with those. She has also been going through coloring books like they're going out of style. I love watching her color; she is so precise. Here is one work in progress:
HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention this June! Of course, since K is only at a kindergarten level, we have a lot of time before we have to settle on anything. I do tend to lean towards unschooling, anyway.
Because I tend to be a little bit unstructured, but want to make sure I hit all the important topics and give my kids a good foundation, I was thrilled to find this great booklet entitled Kindergarten Basics- Building a Solid Foundation. It provides a practical and straightforward (yet flexible and creative) outline of all the skills that a kindergartener should be mastering, with tons of ideas, resources, and planning tips. For $15, it's totally worth it, and I highly recommend it. I was able get a print copy last fall, but it looks like it is only available as a download at the moment.