Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Proud Mummy Moment

Riley has been slowly working on writing his name. He got right up to the last letter before deciding that it was far too hard and he wasn't even going to try. I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to his learning because as I have seen in the past, when he is ready to do something he'll just do it.

We have a chalkboard wall in our house and it is the best thing ever. It means he can practice his writing or drawing whenever he likes and without the fuss of setting up the table and dragging out paper and pens. The other day he was drawing on the wall and I happened to mention to him that one of his drawings looked very much like a y. I could almost see the lights going off in his head and he started practicing his y's straight away.

Today I took it a step further and with some gentle encouragement (in the form of a small toy) he wrote his name pretty near perfectly. He was absolutely bursting with pride (as was I).

There'll be no stopping him now. He loves showing off and once he can do something (and he gets such a good reaction from it too) he keeps on doing it until the next 'new' thing, but as the saying goes "practice makes perfect".


Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a great idea to have a chalkboard wall!!! Riley's off to a great start!!!

Time Flies said...

AWESOME work on your name Riley :)

Bron said...

What a clever little guy..xxx