Man at Desk

The Way the Wheels Turn...

I've always thrived on rhythm. On organization and predictability. Those of you that know me are probably chuckling already.

"If life were predictable, it would cease to be life and be without flavor" -Eleanor Roosevelt

I have this daughter. Three and a half this month. Her body thrives on predictability, much like mine. However, her eyes lighten with the excitement of the unknown and the unveiling of new concepts, activities, or timelines. She CRAVES knowledge, more than I ever did.

A friend of mine told me of a curriculum she'd bought for her similarly-aged son. A Year of Playing Skillfully, by Kathy Lee Eggers & Leslie M. Richards. A sister curriculum to a book called The Homegrown Preschooler. A calendar year of activities that engage the parts of her brain that encourage problem solving and logistical thinking. Each month comes with a theme & verse for her to memorize (fun fact: her dad speaks French and it'll be fun to watch her learn both languages).

In no way, shape, form, or on any planet am I prepared to create a monthly curriculum. So this enticed me and I bought it. Today was our first outdoor adventure.