Sunday, May 18, 2008
Grow, Grow, Grow!
Vivi has been having a big brain burst lately. She has been constantly busy, constantly questing. She has taken on the task of reading through writing. I am fascinated by this approach.
Zoey learned to read at a phenomenal rate, mostly through whole word recognition. She wanted absolutely nothing to do with the physical act of writing. She preferred to find other ways to express herself and her ideas.
Vivi is all about the writing. She loves the process, she wants to learn new numbers and letters all the time. She writes constantly. She even enjoys the little dotted tracing pages.
Her constant need for food has doubled recently, craving protein all the time. She is leaving me exhausted! She is an amazing little person, with a unique and highly developed perspective.
Vivi and I made her a bank this week out of an oatmeal box. We did some groovy decoupage. She really stuck with this project, throwing herself into it. She has also put together a Little People megalopolis. There has been a giant imagination game ongoing for days now.
It was a busy week even without Vivi's growing brain; there was the end of school picnic for Zoey's school, the new construction project at work that took many hours of meetings on my days off, and the blustery, nasty weather kept us inside. I will have more to share in the next few days as there is now sunlight and new birds. Also mammals!