I believe that knowledge is built on existing knowledge. If we don't have a foundation or base to put our new knowledge on, it's going to have a hard time standing strong. It's so important to learn things from the beginning and in incremental steps.
If you've been reading here for a while, you'll remember that little mr. j and I have been learning to read.
Well, really, I already know how to read, but we are working on it together and we have made it to lesson #65.
He would really like to get to "his" letter. He would really like to get to 'j' and that will happen in the next few lessons. (woo hoo!)
What is great is the way he asked me about it yesterday.
He said, "When are we going to get to unlock 'j'?"
As I've said before, I love the things four year olds say.
And I love how he used the knowledge he has of moving on to higher levels of something to try to know how to move to a higher level in a different realm.
Now, after his comment, do you think I should be concerned about the source of his knowledge base-because really, it's only allowed on on Fridays after school & Saturdays. Except in the summer-they get to use it a lot more then.
(I have to add that they mainly play the games that get them moving or ones of the Lego persuasion, so it's not like they are exposed to most of the stuff out there. -- Just had to add that to relieve my mistakes of parenting paranoia. Thanks.)