Maybe this is just me being a proud papa or something, but I’m pretty blown away by what my 4yo has been doing lately. I know that younger siblings tend to learn faster because of the influence of their older siblings, but still…
Today while we were driving around, K-, my 4yo, wanted to write a letter to a little pal of hers. So she took a pad of paper and a pen and, as we drove, asked me how to spell the words in the sentences she wanted to write.
“I love you. You are my best friend. I want to play with you soon.”
Of course, it looked more like
but, still, for a 4yo to be able to do this? She did great, except for the letter “S” which she asked someone to help her with. 🙂
A few days ago, she also surprised me. I took her to Red Robin for lunch, it’s one of her favorite places and while the quality of the food is at best mediocre, it’s not terrible. And, frankly, the food on the kids menu at most restaurants stinks anyway…
So, we’re at Red Robin and on the kid’s menu there’s a word search and you can imagine my surprise when she starts doing the word search and actually finding words.
I was astonished. She can’t read, but clearly she’s mastering letter shapes and is just doing basic pattern matching, but still, at 4, she’s succeeding at word searches!
Whatever the explanation, I am impressed and delighted with her and can only imagine how fast she’ll be learning new things as she zooms through her childhood.
Now, the real question is can I keep up? 🙂