Sunday, October 4, 2009

Toddler Milestone and Education Beyond Home

Today, Sarah proved several times over that she can indeed count her numbers 1 through 10. It was by far an amazing thing to see her do, and unprompted, all on her own throughout the day.

Seeing Sarah's brain in motion and her thought process evolve is so incredibly fascinating and rewarding. I yelped, applauded and praised my growing toddler. I am just so darn proud of her and amazed by her development. Every step she takes is a leap and I am so impressed and overwhelmed by the joy these milestones continue to bring.

Something like counting 1-10 may not seem like a big deal but it is indeed HUGE!!! At least for this mommy, who works full time and wishes she could be more present on a daily basis with her little one, seeing the benefits of the learning environment we have chosen for Sarah coupled with these wonderful outcomes, I realize we are providing for Sarah in the best way possible.

I don't feel I can take full credit for Sarah achieving this intellectual milestone of counting even though we have done quite a bit with numbers at home. However, I am proud to know that we chose the right school for her to be in when we need to be at work where she does indeed learn and grow, and we then reinforce at home to further establish her education.

A really good parent is someone who loves their child or children unconditionally and provides for them in numerous ways. If you are unable to be a stay-at-home parent, you are no less of a parent. Just continue to have fun with your little ones as they grow and expose them to resources you know will add to the learning you also provide as they develop and prosper.

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