Encouraging Words

Taking it Slow

Wether your kids are typical in development or have a disability one thing is for certain: sometimes you must take learning ssslllooowww. When my son started to learn to read we finally found Phonics Pathways by recommendation of a friend. This book recommended only using it for 10 minutes a day. That was it. Just 10 Minutes! This was outrageous to others. How can anyone learn with only 10 minutes of practice each day. I am glad I did not listen to them. My son thrived on the 10 minutes. It was enough time to do a page in the book and it didn’t overwhelm him. In the beginning we where just doing 1.5 hours of “formal” schooling each day. Now we are doing 3 hours of schooling! It isn’t 3 hours straight but with 5, 10, or 15 minute breaks. He is doing well and is excited (most days) to learn. I am so glad I didn’t push him in the beginning and let our days increase over time. My son grasps a subject slowly but when he does it is a leap in learning.

We still are not doing all subjects. History is sporadic and usually involves holidays. We are working on the 3 Rs and adding art into our day. Note: I am an artistic person so art is natural for me. Add a subject that comes natural to you. Your kiddo will learn easier if you are not frustrated.

Be encouraged that you are on the right track, even if it is a slow track. Slow and steady wins the race.

God’s grace and patience be with you. Keep on Trail Blazing!


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