Hello from the first trimester

Oh, hey first trimester. I remember you…really, really well.

Consider that my big pregnancy announcement for baby number 3. Imagine me dancing around in something flowery and graceful, or posing for an adorable picture with my smiling family, all anxiously awaiting the arrival of whoever I’m busy growing. Continue reading “Hello from the first trimester”

The Art of Accidental Learning Part 3: Conversation

Today is the last of our three-part discussion on the different forms of accidental learning. If you missed the first two posts on reception and reading aloud, check them out here and here.

Conversation is the third form of accidental learning, and the best part about this one is that it’s challenging to you as the parent, too! Here’s an example: Continue reading “The Art of Accidental Learning Part 3: Conversation”

The art of accidental learning: Repetition

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The old way

I tried to force my toddler to learn. Of course I imagined I was doing it gently (meaning we weren’t drilling multiplication tables or anything), but there was a time when I was requiring an even younger version of Ty, my now 2.5 year old, to put forth some effort and just learn for cryin’ out loud. I had more than a few misconceptions to work out.

Continue reading “The art of accidental learning: Repetition”