|Colour sorting using toys|
Ever since my eldest boy overcame his dyslexia and started reading on his own, he has taken over most of the reading to the younger ones. Sometime last year, Jayna started reading to her younger sister too. However, I have never once expected the two sisters to initiate "structured" home education for their younger brother!
All along, while I cook and do chores in the morning, I have overheard the three younger children participating in classroom pretend-play. But it never dawn upon me that real teaching was actually underway! I only realised it when I brought the kids out to a mall and Joram started saying the colours of the lights he saw on the ceiling with the girls correcting his pronunciation. It was then that they told me they have been teaching their brother to count from 1 to 10 and recognise colours using toys, much like the way I taught my daughters before they attended school in the past!
And there I was, wondering how Joram could have mastered speaking so many words all of the sudden through mere observation. Granted that he did learn how to keep the toys, put his bottle into the sink and throw away trash into the pedal-bin through monkey-see-monkey-do. ROFL
I'm so proud of my children! They never cease to amaze me in what they can do all by themselves...