Inspirations to write this blog came from my forum friend with his entry titled
"Should We Really Be So Kiasu?" and his came from this original entry.
I reckon this is one of our main concerns esp when we are in a society which focuses so much on academic studies. I will not deny the fact that I am kiasu too. Like many others, I started many activities that involved learning including flashcards and bedtime stories with my son even before he turned one. I guess being a ex-preschool teacher aids my interests to "groom"my son helps. But frankly speaking, I did not remember anything I did with Isadore lasted for more than 6 months as there was ALWAYS something along the way which I thought it would suit him better.
Then when Isa turned 8 months, I moved back with my parents and stayed with them for abt 2 yrs due to my work. I would say I am very blessed as my mom is an enthusiastic grandmother who loves to teach her darling grandson. Thus up till todate, Isadore is a merticulous child who does his work consciously and he ALWAYS has a sharp eye for details.
Anyway after this long journey of teaching and learning and having this wonderful boy, I always remind myself of this:
Academic can wait, but character building cant.
I would say I feel glad esp reading the original post abt "What a four year old should know" as at the end of the day, I am very proud of my Isadore who actually knows and understand these:
So is your child the same too? :)