Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Dd6 has begun narrating to her stuffed animals. She has two favorite lizard-like stuffed animals, and she is telling them all about SCUBA diving right now. She watched a video on SCUBA diving last night. She seems to be a little blocked when narrating to me, but when she's just having fun with her stuffed animals, she's a wonder at regurgitating details. I'm not going to interfere with this new development at all! Also, I'm glad she found patient objects of her lengthy, fact-filled discourses; human beings don't enjoy her retelling after a few minutes. She's very thorough.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Evening outings to the park, morning outings to the library, midday reading time in the shade of the living room, and a little formal instruction thrown in each day. I love summer!

This summer, I'm putting a focus on learning songs. The morning routine now includes learning a new song. We've learned "Haensel und Gretel", "Yes, We Have No Bananas", "Here Comes the Oxcart", and "Hoppe, Hoppe, Reiter" so far, and the girls are starting to get into it.
Well, to be more precise, dd4 energetically wants to keep doing "Yes, We Have No Bananas" each day.