I was recently chatting with my Homeschool Sister Cait about our kids learning to tie their shoes.
We concluded that this is one of those places where we can wait for our kids to be ready, and if we can do that – if we can be patient, and if we can ignore the comments from worried grandmas – our kids will learn in a snap.
Cait called this “windows,” as in waiting for the window to be open.
When we try to cram something into a tiny cracked window, it’s a lot harder that when we can simply toss something through a wide-open window, right?
And sometimes, it’s hard to know when our kids are ready for something. Kids develop on their own timelines, and even siblings may be wildly different from one another.
My kids learned to read four years apart. Both love reading, so this is success to me. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t worry.
This week, I’m sharing about kids and timelines; strengths and weaknesses, and how as homeschoolers we get to make the rules.