I read post on MckMama blog and read comment about Home school,
still not understand about America's system (school) but I try to understand.
I saw MckMama teach /learn her kids using rice and flour to write.
It look strange(for Asian) because in Thailand we will not let kids play with food specially rice.
and we will teach them to NOT do that (play rice).(different culture)
For my daughter, she went to nursery from when she was 8 months until 3 years and 2 months.
from last year she went to school. Next month she will be 4 years old.
Her school Monday -Friday s 8.30-15.30
after school she have special class by teacher 15.45-16.30 (pay extra for my convenience) .
after special class she will turn back home (usually go to my factory) and from then she can do what she want.
Usually she like to paining/drawing/writing .
She very good with drawing. while I cook she will play with her toys.
After dinner time for her to study language, she will choose which language she want to learn between English and Japanese.
She have very good developing language skills too.
On weekend I will have full time for her and my husband try to have more time with her too,
so she can learn from us more. I like to do gardening and she like too. my husband learn her to modify or repair some of her toys. She did very well also.
I often told friends, My daughter is future Miss Thailand Universe.
I research about home school for understand more now.
"Mommy! Why I have to study?"
this question come to me after Lebua back from school today. "Why you will not study?"
that I have question back to her. "Mommy have big money"her answer.
Well, time to explain. What the best to make her understand how important of "STUDY"
Maybe best to show her how important of study / education.
I take her to walk with me in factory. (school bus bring her to my work place(factory) after her school everyday instead home).
We start walk from canteen, we met maid, then store room she(lebua) said hello to staffs , we continued to walk , packing room, washing room, Q.C.room, Technician(Danish) room, engineer office, production line, then admins and account office and turn back to my office.
Every office( room) she passed she said hello them (staffs).
I ask her which room she like most in factory? (I hope she will not said "canteen") she said" Mommy office".
I smile and said her.
"Do you know why mommy sit alone in big nice private office?"
" That because mommy Study"
" If mommy not study or study to few , mommy will work in canteen"
"Did you see engineer who work with machine?"
" If they cloths dirty?"
She look at me and smile then said " I want to be Princess"
I have big smile almost laughing.
she so innocent!
I think someday she will understand why she have to study.