Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Learning

Have you noticed how many different class are offered this summer for the kids?  There are reading classes, math classes, science camps, VBS, swim lessons, all kinds of sports and more.  It is a little overwhelming for me.  Everywhere I go moms are talking about what the kids are doing this summer and what kind of school work they are working on at home.  A few weeks ago I was thinking Jackson needs to learn his sight words, practice writing his letters, ect. before kindergarten starts.  Then I realized that if I taught him to much this summer he would be bored once school started.  I believe it is very important to support your child in their learning, however I feel that our society is consumed with making sure their child knows more than anyone else in the class.  I have decided that our summer learning will be all about Jesus.  I want the boys to know and understand John 14:6 "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"  Education is important, but I am not going to worry and stress about the boys being in the top of there class.  Our focus and what is truly important is for the boys to learn about a relationship with Jesus and how to live as a believer. 

Just spending time with the boys this summer allows for learning opportunities anyway.  We read together daily, we work on math skills as the boys help me in the kitchen.  We talk about colors and shapes everywhere we go.  I guess my point is don't stress enjoy your summer with the kids, play, have fun and talk about Jesus.

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul. and with all your strength.  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when your rise up.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."  Deuteronomy 6:4-9

1 comment:

  1. You are so right. If you just talk with your children and do things with them, they are learning and don't even realize it.