Monday, September 26, 2011

Hard to believe it is only 5 months!

One of the blogs I really enjoy reading is this one.  I love it because they always write about something that gives you food for thought.  Things you are able to apply to your life.  In their latest entry 30 Truths I've learned in 30 Years there was especially one point that stood out for me.  One point that really made sense and it was "Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things".  Isn't that just so true?  But anyway, just my thoughtful moment for the day.

Yesterday Caitlyn drew the cutest picture.


I find it quite interesting to see how her pictures have changed.  Not too long ago she would draw this big head with arms that come out the side and legs at the bottom, like this one, but suddenly the arms are now coming out the body rather than the head.

I also love how she writes her own name even if she can't write the "y" correctly just yet. 

Recently she also tried to write Bianca's name and got it mostly right. 

 
It is really cool to watch her learning develop in this way.

I must say we are really happy with her daycare centre.  They are significantly better than the previous one.  I love that she is in the "get ready for school" class.  It is not school as such.  They certainly don't teach them to read and write, but they are teaching them some essential skills to help them be ready for when they start big school.  They teach them a bit more independence, encourage them to recognise their name and try to write it on their artwork (even if they get it wrong).  And they have had quite a few school visits to date with one of the local schools.

It is quite scary to think that Caitlyn will be 5 in February already.  That is only 5 months away.  And then my little girl will be in big school.  She is starting to get pretty excited already!

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Lea, do you know of the research into children's figure drawings? How they represent some aspects of cognitive developmental stages:) Caitlyn's right on track if not already drawing images typical of a 5 year old...next step will be that she'll add more detail like fingers and clothes :)

Her writing's good already :)

Lea White said...

Wow! I had no idea. Thanks for sharing the info!

Sarah said...

You're welcome :) in part it relates to her perception of her body and that of others.....which seems to be coming along nicely :)

I can see her loving school :)

Lea White said...

Yes, I think she is going to love school. I think if she could go right now she would :-)

Paul said...

You will see such dramatic development in Caitlyn. Just look how far her big sister has come in such a short time. I'm sure she'll thrive at school.

Lea White said...

Thank you Paul. Will be interesting to see how it goes for Caitlyn!

Hayley said...

I couldnt agree with you more....about enjoying the little things...I try to remember that every day!

And yay for Caitlyn...love seeing the progression in her drawings...too cute!

Hayley said...

oh and @Sarah....thanks for popping by my blog :-)

amanda said...

n Mens kan beslis die groot verandering/vordering sien in Caitlyn se kunswerk. Dis pragtig vir n vier en n half jarige! Party kinders teken nog so wanneer hulle in graad 1 is.{6 jaar oud}Ja, kan nie glo dat sy al amper grootskool toe gaan nie.
Geniet die aktiwiteite.

ma xx

Lea White said...

Baie dankie Ma! Ja-nee moeilik om te glo hoe vinnig sy nou grootword.

Lea White said...

Thanks Hayley!

cat said...

Ag, te oulik! They do grow up way way too fast.

Buttons said...

So true they grow so fast. B