right…so, I was laying in the bed and thinking about today if I had learned something as I promised myself to learn and I suddenly realized that I did, even if I did not make myself to fixate it and even if every day I do not write down what I learned though I should. So, today I learned how to crochet had with earflaps. I wanted to have one and I disliked the one that I made before so I remade it. Yesterday I was working with kids and it means waking up really early, going with bus for an hour and spending nine ours with two toddlers who are adorable but as I am learning to deal with them, requires immense amount of energy. So, sometimes I just feel like watching TV shows (my sin) and I have been watching “Parenthood” ( somewhat I justify it as kind of educational for my nanny job (this is one more project of mine, I just can’t imagine having children without having experience, so while I am waiting for the results from universities and can’t work officially I decided to gain this type of experience)). However, I always feel a bit bad when I am watching TV shows, so normally I either workout or do some mechanical crafts. Today it was crocheting a hat 🙂
I found the pattern online, it was called Peruvian earflap hat. I think it came out quite nice and I hope that I will be wearing it quite a lot 🙂
So, I was reflecting back what else I have been learning recently and probably it would be children psychology. Since I got this job with two girls of 16 months and 2,5 years, I have been learning a lot about toddler psychology, then learning to apply it practically. The girls are french, so I have been learning french constantly, because there is no escape with english. I am not surprised that after working day I am exhausted, because it is constant pressure from learning perspective. I love it though. It just shows that every experience in life is useful and, to be honest, I never actually thought that I would be able to babysit someone in my life. There is so much learning in their life of the abilities that we take for granted that it astonishes me and I try to help their development as much as I can. Once we have something in our automatic memory, we don’t think anymore how to use utensils, how to use toilet, how to jump, how to roll, how to recognize shapes and colors, how to draw a line, or a circle, how to express ourselves, how to dress ourselves, how to undress ourselves, how to walk, how to climb up and down the stair, how to feel music and dance, how to dance, how to hold the pencil and so much more. So, I am learning with them, I learn to appreciate again what I already know how to do and I feel happy for every progress that they make .
- Beginning of my projects – learn something new everyday (followmyself.wordpress.com)
- January 4-6th progress (followmyself.wordpress.com)
- Toddler Learning Activities (enfamil.com)