Ok, after reading an article on reading difficulties it brought back some memories of my own and how I wish for my children this time, not take after their mother.
I struggled with reading all through school. The whole subject English intimidated me. Give me a Maths question no worries but English, I just couldn’t get my head around it. I was always a C- student. I was that student that had my heart beating a hundred miles, praying the teacher wouldn’t ask me to read aloud. It was horrible. I graduated high school & was thrilled at the concept of no more English classes.
I read to my children daily, as we have a stock pile of books for them. But it occurred to me last week, that my daughter who is due to start school next year has never been inside a library. The guilt flooded me. Was I setting her up for the same problems as I encountered?
So off we went on our adventure. I was ashamed to ask the librarian, how do I join? Can I? It had been about 15 years since I’d been to one of these places.. But, honestly the librarian was so helpful, excited & thrilled that I was joining. Miss four got her own card, we were advised of the Pre-schoolers events they conduct and I am amazed at the facilities. We each got a new library bag and it feels good. I’ve learnt as a mum, if you’re excited & show interest, children will follow.
It’s early days but I am determined to help my children in any way I can with their learning & education, even if it means stepping into one of the most daunting territories of my own.
Posted by zara ballet, 21st April 2013