It was pointed out to me by a relative last week, that H could start school in September. We’ve already decided that this won’t be happening, and haven’t applied for a place for her. I was beginning to think about what I should be doing now that she is getting to school age, as I’ve just been letting her do her own thing, not making her do anything she’s not interested in. Mainly helping her add to her over expanding collection of barbies by putting them on her christmas and birthday lists, and keeping an eye out for them at car boot and nearly new sales! She is not interested in writing or drawing. How would she cope if she suddenly did have to start school in a few months time? She’s already the age E was when she started school.
- Irreverent H
When E started school, aged 4 yrs and 2 months, she could recognise and write her name and recognise the numbers 1-5. That put her in the top 8 of her class.
H can write her own name (when she really wants to, which isn’t often, but happily types it on the laptop when required for games!), can recognise numbers 1-10, and many above that. This past week has been all about counting for H. But only up to 100, nothing less, but occasionally has continued to 103 before running off laughing like she’s just played the best game ever.
She has a keen interest in words and letters, and I recently found out that she can recognise loads of letters I didn’t know she knew! H is always asking me what signs say, or words in books, or on the TV. Her current passion, apart from her barbies, are games on the computer (kidzui or friv are her favourite sites), and I was watching over her shoulder this week, and listened to her as she played. She was looking round the screen, “oh I think that button says ‘play'” and clicks “oh yes that’s it!”.
Man, I think I need to break out the workbooks, this kid obviously needs some serious lessons!