February 17, 2011
Expectations of Intelligence
I tell my son he's important, that he's wanted, and that he is a smart person. I let him do things that reinforce that belief of mine.
This past Christmas I bought Noah an educational bath toy. A little bucket full of foam letters that stick to the wall in the bathroom. Pretty soon he started picking them up and telling me which letters they are.
Today I made flash cards out of printer paper and then wrote the alphabet out with markers in different colors. I was kind of surprised at how many he got right! He only missed 10 letters. For being two years old I find that pretty good. I find it amazing how much a child can learn in such a short period of time. I am not bragging to make other parents feel bad about there kids, just stating that my belief about expectations is a valid one indeed.
Gonna try going over the alphabet every day while he sits in his chair.