I Be Watching You
Are you one of the people who learn better when watching what someone else is doing? I certainly am, so the words out of the song, I be watching you, applies to me. For me it is definitely, monkey see, monkey do.
Some of us are more visual than auditory, and find that when we see something being done right before our eyes sinks into our brains better. This is especially when the language is foreign, like what I call, computer speak.
Children are like this too. My sister learned to knit and crochet at a very early age, as our mother knitted to bring in extra money while Dad was in the army. At the age of five, when our little brother was born, Pat knitted a complete layette for the new baby.
She is the fastest knitter and crocheter I have ever seen. The knitting needles get tucked under her arms and away she goes.SOME THINGS ARE EASIER TO GRASP THAN OTHERS
My family were visiting this past weekend and we went to the Yacht Club in Langebaan. They were playing some great upbeat music and some of the people were dancing - actually two men, on the tables, while others were swaying to the music.
My grandson, Ben, who is six, started doing the Floss. He was amazing and offered to teach me.
I can tell you it is much harder than it looks, even when being shown exactly as it should be done.
We had enormous fun.
Another great thing I learned this weekend is that the writing genes have been passed down to Ben. He has written and illustrated his first book and is busy on the second.
The book has four or five chapters.
Now, to all the people who say, "Oh no, I can't blog, as I can't write." Come on. Give it a try.
You have now idea how much fun you will have.
Ben has put me to shame, I have been busy on a children's illustrated story book for rather a long time. Now I shall have to get going with it again to keep up with him.WHAT A RESPONSIBILITY AS PARENTS, OR TEACHERS WE HAVE
- When we consider how we influence the children watching our every move and believing what we say and do is correct. This is especially true when the children begin to believe that it is what the teacher tells them is right, and perhaps thinks, now you don't know anything as a mother/father.
- Have your ever had to apologized to your child when you have been in the wrong? This can be a very humbling experience but necessary.
- Taken the time to explain again and again when someone has not grasped what you are trying you best to teach them? My poor Dad, what a struggle he had trying to get me to understand maths. No wonder he had so little hair, he must have pulled it all out in frustration.
- Spent extra time with anyone shows them in details what is expected of them to get it right? If it hadn't been for Lauren Kinghorn, my daughter, I wonder if I had managed to achieve what I have at Wealthy Affiliate.
- We are so fortunate to have the training so well set up in order that we can watch the videos, as well as follow the test. Besides that, we have offers of help, the helpline, and scores of great posts to read to give us ideas and encouragement.
- Today, it will be my turn to teach my sister-in-law a new skill. Fortunately she is a bright spark, so I do hope she is able to grasp the concept of Canva. That is just one of the pieces of knowledge I am hoping to pass on. Hold thumbs, dear people, that I show her in a way that it is easy for her to learn.