It could be teacher in the school, tuition teacher, enrichment teacher, music teacher, sport teacher, Sunday school teacher, etc.
But I won’t talk about these kind of teachers. I am talking about our older son who can become a teacher for his younger brother. I think that most of younger children will follow what his older siblings do. So some of you who have more than one children might have same experience as mine.
I am very busy with the house works and don’t really have time to spend with the kids. I know that I need to learn more about Time Management 😀 I am more than happy if you are willing to share and give me some input about how to manage our time correctly.
I only managed to teach TT the alphabet letters from A-E. But suddenly I find that he can read almost all the alphabet letters. Same thing also goes for colours and shapes. Suddenly he knows all the basic colours. He even can make a triangle using his fingers. He even started draw a fish before he was reach two years old.
JJ might not teach him in purpose but sometime I heard he said to his brother, ” Do you want me to help you?” or sometime ” Let me help you lah”
I remember when TT acknowledged all the alphabet letters as an A, JJ was the one who will make a correction and told his brother ” No, TT. This is R not A, ok!”
Sometime I praise him for being a ”teacher” for his brother ” wow.. are you the one who teach TT doing this?” Good job JJ!” Then I can see that he is proud and satisfied.
I think it would be very important for us to teach our older son carefully because most of the time our younger son will follow his brother. Before meal time and bed time, we will always ask our sons to pray. I notice that TT will see what JJ does and he will follow. Now he also follow words by words of the prayer. Every day I will ask them to sit down and do some activities together for half an hour before they taking their afternoon nap. They will do some activities such as colouring and writing and sometime reading. There was one day that TT tried to write letter D on his book. He saw what his brother do and wanted to follow. The result was, he did it! He wrote letter D and B, though it is still a little bit mess 😀
It’s all worth for me, staying at home, giving up my job and taking care of my kids. Seeing them grow together is one of my happiness 🙂