Wondering if anyone else has a young one who is thriving on (insisting on) huge amounts of information, worksheets, research, projects, etc even though they are "too young" for school?
Anyone who has btdt and then entered them in school when the time came? How did THAT go?
We don't plan to homeschool right now, but I happily would if it turned out to be what worked for her. Right now, our top pick is a local independant school.
But, I have surrendered to the fact that she is just so much happier if I keep the work/projects/sheets/research etc coming all day. She has always been a very independent child with lots of independent play etc but the older she gets the more she wants me to help her learn what she wants to know.
I mean, today was a relatively relaxed day but we still did several math games and activities, practiced writing, made a couple of rainbow art projects, read a dozen books on her current obsessions, watched you tube videos on gold, mining for gold,and how to tell if quartz is likely to have gold in it, etc, used books to identify the conifer cones and needles we gathered on a walk the other day, we did math with cake ingredients, made patterns with blocks, talked about bones and whales and Jupiter and and and...
It feels so weird sometimes to be printing off worksheets for my 3 yo...like...all those people who think we hothouse our kids would point and say "AHHA!!! We knew it!!!!" But....she wants them!! I'm not trying to prep her for school, just trying to keep her happy! In fact, I worry about what it's going to mean when she GETS to school and has already done all these things. I worry about her going from a day where she freely and intensely follows her interests to...school. The school we are interested in is a WONDERFUL place...but it's still...school. YKWIM?
So, this is all on my brain. As I sit here searching pinterest for something to do tomorrow because heaven help me if I don't have enough.....