For a while I worried I’m not giving Little Cat enough developmental stimulation and learning activities. Juggling various roles has been my continued struggle since we moved on our own. I miss those days when I’d just prepare and do structured activities with LC, free play with him and just be the Mama and Nanny without being the all-around domestic diva.
Then days ago, an article was shared in N@W egroup. The article is about homeschooling young kids written by Sarah Baldwin, an experienced Waldorf early childhood teacher. The second and third sentence was enough to give me relief and reassurance that LC is doing just fine.
Young children will learn everything they need to know and be prepared for formal learning later by participating in family life, household tasks and receiving nurturing care.
Being conscious of what children need to grow in body, mind and spirit, allows you to provide them with everything they need during these early years through daily living. (Homeschooling Preschoolers: Life is the Curriculum by Sarah Baldwin)
I have posted some of these pictures before, but I’m sharing them again and some more. Turned out LC’s on the right track. Hopefully! 😉
When we were still living with my father who’s got an oven, LC used to help me with baking too.
He’s also involved in cleaning up the kitchen. I wrote about him and the dishes here.
Domestic arts goes beyond the kitchen of course.
And just recently…
Intrigued about the toy? I’ll blog about it next.
For now, I’m just glad I don’t have to make a career in teaching LC academics and some other things. As Sarah said, life is the curriculum. 🙂