Tag Archives: Learning

Change of Seasons

The changes in seasons provide both a measure of and metaphor for life changes.  I’ve said it before:  It is remarkable how quickly our daughter changes and grows up before our eyes.  It wasn’t that long ago that she was … Continue reading

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Really Reading!

My wife and I have read to our daughter, usually both of us, virtually every day since she showed she was capable of following the stories we read.  Stand alone stories and series have both appealed to her. From Giraffes … Continue reading

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How Does She Know?

There is an old joke about the greatest invention ever.  After several worthy examples, it is suggested that the thermos bottle is the greatest ever.  When asked why, the response given is “When it’s filled hot, it stays hot and … Continue reading

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Two Cents Worth

Our daughter, sometimes known as the little boss, likes to make her opinions known. The pictured book above is a collection of rental properties belonging to the National Trust in the United Kingdom.  When we travel, either in the United … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

Our kindergarten-aged daughter has been involved in the early stages of reading and writing for some time.  We’ve read to her virtually daily since she was a real wee one. Until recently reading has meant our reading to her, not … Continue reading

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Cookie Party … Again

On a cool – maybe cold – and damp gray winter’s days, our daughter hosted her second cookie baking party for a couple of friends and some aunties.  Given it’s February, the theme was Valentine’s Day.  The result was a … Continue reading

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Open Mind

On a regular basis, we counsel our daughter to have an open mind, especially when it comes to foods.  There have been a number of  occasions, after initial hesitation, she has found she really likes a new food.  She wanted … Continue reading

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24 Hour Snapshot

In the past 24 hours, our daughter has: Attended a Christmas party at school Taken the bus home Enjoyed pizzz-and-movie night at home Spent hours on holiday crafts, and Taken a walk in some unexpected sleet, then snow Her life … Continue reading

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Horses

Our daughter has been taking riding lessons at a stable about 45 minutes from us out in the country.  Once you get through the exurbs, full of congestion and ugly strip malls on seemingly every corner, the winding country roads … Continue reading

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Associations

Twice recently, both my wife and I turned our heads toward each other when our daughter said something. Both of them had to do with associating a word with a related action or event.  We were both impressed at her … Continue reading

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