J1 has plenty of activity books that reinforces penmanship, widens vocabulary, practices counting and so on… However, I came to the point where the current books are limited in the kind of stage appropriate learning he needs and I keep returning back to the bookstore in search for other books that can give more of those particular kinds of drills and practices. This means making frequent trips to Popular and spending quite a sum of money for books to be half completed (because the other half is not suitable for him to tackle yet), and then going out in search for other books to supplement his learning. Time and money are both not on my side and today, I thought I had it.
Decided to supplement his learning (and add some variation) with mummy-created resources. What other method but to revert to version 1.0, using handwritten questions on an exercise book.
Thankfully J1 took to it well and did the questions beautifully. The excitement got into me and I went on to craft out tomorrow’s learning whilst he was at school.
I’m also hoping that with a greater personal stake in his learning (instead of relying on outsourcing from assessment books and classes), it will be more than just a touch-and-go. Breadth in learning doesn’t beat depth in learning, and hopefully this brings us closer to a greater joy in acquiring knowledge.