Thursday, February 5, 2009
Yesterday my daughter and I started to "label" things in our apartment. I got the idea from the comments on a post on Melissas blog. Already since a while my daughter is telling us that she wants to learn how to read. I kinda figured that she is too young ... and that she would have to learn her ABC first. However after reading the post on Melissas blog I was surprised how many kids start reading REALLY early. So I figured maybe she is not too young after all.
On the other hand I am always very careful becaue I am very scared to push her to something she is not ready for. Therefore I loved the idea to label things in our apartment. It's a rather simple thing to do and - what I love most about it - it is totally up to my daughter what she makes of it and whether she takes it in or not!
Yesterday I told her what we would do and asked her what she would like to be labeled. First thing she said was TEDDY! :-) So I wrote a label for teddy - but we did not put it on him! I think this would be a violation of "Stuffed animal rights".
Anyway, she demanded labels for quite a few things in her room and also in the rest of the apartment and she had so much fun putting the labels to their places. I am really curious whether those labels will make any difference ....