For all the little ones who have headed back to school, I hope the year has started well. Some of our kids are learning their colors, some are learning their letters, others are learning to read and write. Whatever they are learning, I hope they are learning in the manner that works for them. Please keep in mind, many learn to read best using sight words (flash cards, pointing to words while reading, etc), instead of sounding the word out (phonics). They are also often very literal with everything. As long as instructions are clear and simple (ex. go get your book vs. go over there and get your book and bring it here, then go sit down.) This is part of why they mimic so well. When we go about our daily activity, or kids are busy playing, our kids are busy observing them do these activities as they are, without all the flowery words we tend to add when giving instructions. Even though our kids are very intelligent, their minds are very busy so keep life simple! Have a wonderful school year everyone!