Saturday, November 12, 2011

The art of writing

It's been an exceptional day.

Out of the blue my 2 yr 10 month old toddler tried his hand at writing.

Hereunder is the result!


The letters in red are my own written on his request.  Underneath in blue is his quite good imitation at writing.


We were at the Parish Priest and he asked for paper and pen. He told us he is drawing fireworks - MURTALI in Maltese. Than he asked me to write the word for him which I did. Me and the Priest continued discussing my dream of building a community of mums in our village. The next time I look at his handiwork I saw that. It felt awesome. I was shocked. I was utterly proud. Me who has been against teaching kids early the art of reading and writing have been twice erred. Because first he was very interested in learning his letters, numbers, colours and shapes and so I obliged. And now because he showed me quite clearly that he wants to learn to write. Upon asking he did confirm this (although such statements can't be taken always at face value from him) and so next week we will see if he truly wants to try this and will give it a shot.

161. open and eager to learn
162. puddles to jump into
163. curiosity
164. initiative

1 comment:

Magaly Guerrero said...

You know I'm all giggles right now. I love words and to see a child taking his first literary steps (and artistic ones too) is lovely.

I hope the plans for a community of women are working out ;-)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The art of writing

It's been an exceptional day.

Out of the blue my 2 yr 10 month old toddler tried his hand at writing.

Hereunder is the result!


The letters in red are my own written on his request.  Underneath in blue is his quite good imitation at writing.


We were at the Parish Priest and he asked for paper and pen. He told us he is drawing fireworks - MURTALI in Maltese. Than he asked me to write the word for him which I did. Me and the Priest continued discussing my dream of building a community of mums in our village. The next time I look at his handiwork I saw that. It felt awesome. I was shocked. I was utterly proud. Me who has been against teaching kids early the art of reading and writing have been twice erred. Because first he was very interested in learning his letters, numbers, colours and shapes and so I obliged. And now because he showed me quite clearly that he wants to learn to write. Upon asking he did confirm this (although such statements can't be taken always at face value from him) and so next week we will see if he truly wants to try this and will give it a shot.

161. open and eager to learn
162. puddles to jump into
163. curiosity
164. initiative

1 comment:

Magaly Guerrero said...

You know I'm all giggles right now. I love words and to see a child taking his first literary steps (and artistic ones too) is lovely.

I hope the plans for a community of women are working out ;-)