Arren Learns

We are finally getting back into the groove of things, since Asher arrived and boy does it feel good. Having that special time with Arren to teach him and make fun things is always the best part of the day even when we have to do scavenger hunts for numbers and he wants me to fly him around.

Arren is a tactile learner and prefers to move around and learn things in a fun way. He is wild, stubborn and usually does everything perfectly the first time. It’s one of the reason I think speech was so hard for him, it is something he’s not immediately perfect at, that he has to continually try over and over again, which frustrates him, but everyday he gets better.

Arren is so smart and can put words together and read some words already, we’re always shocked when we are scrolling through some printables that has no pictures, and he points, says the word and that he wants that one.

I’m hoping he keeps this love of learning he has, and continually stimulates his creative mind so he doesn’t get bored. Every time we hit a roadblock we move on to something else.

A key thing for us is that when he doesn’t want to do something we move to a different location first, more often than not he will be willing to do some writing practice if we are sitting on the balcony or on the steps outside our apartment, sometimes something as simple as a change of scenery can change the feeling of boredom.

A laminator and velcro dots is also a fun way to make little busy binders. Hours of entertainment and learning from such a small thing is something I’m all for. Especially when I have a crawling baby dedicated at destroying all our worksheets.

Asher’s nap time is our main learning time, but we still do other things when Asher is awake, but I help Arren with things he’s struggling with when Asher sleeps like writing, and word building.

Teaching Arren is so rewarding and frustrating, he struggles to sit still, but he’s taught me how to teach him in a creative way that’s sometimes out of the box, and it’s worked. Seeing him thrive fills my heart with pride.