learning and teaching


I have seen this in multiage grouped classrooms but it was nice to see the conversations and interactions between my three kids at home last evening. Sid was sitting with a puzzle that he had not done before while Nish was guiding him through it. “Ok…where is octopus? good! now put it in…try again…yay!!! good job”. A little later, Nish called Sid over to help him open the lid of his Lego/Duplo box and Sid showed him how to do it “Like this okay?” The baby crawled over to check out the action and received a step by step demo on playing with Lego. 

It is nice to see these interactions and watch how well and how naturally children learn and learn from each other. I realized that though they may be competitive at times, they try to make sure that the other sibling(s) are also able to play with the toys or enjoy the books. (Both S & N like to show their books to the baby and try to tell him what the books are about). 

They are always eager to share what they see and learn with each other and i hope that does not change! 



About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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