Sometimes I have a sense of relief when we have cool, rainy days. They are perfect days for spending time at home, reading, crocheting, catching up on household responsibilities, and baking. There's less filling days with outside activities, less driving here-and-there, and less feeling rushed. Rain not only refreshes the environment, but my spirit! We had some drenching days this week for which I'm thankful.
Sam rediscovered Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He started reading the books again, but it's inspired him to keep a journal and also do some drawing. All these things are super exciting! Being a kid with SPD who has delayed fine motor skills and visual tracking difficulties, reading and writing are just plain ol' hard work. I'm glad that he's found an enjoyable way to practice these skills!
He wasn't the only one writing! Cati is continuing to work on her short stories in her journal. She's focusing on creating catchy 2-3 page stories with improved grammar and spelling. Again, her choice of entertainment, but I'm super happy that she's working towards improving her written English.
Now, we will be doing Summer Studies during our 3 month vacation. (You can see those plans here.) I just don't want to start them now. It's a good thing to take a school break for a few weeks, but I'm certainly going to encourage child-led learning when I can. In the meantime, we're enjoying some unscheduled, unstructured time to follow our own interests.
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