I love playing with my 4 year old. Four is that whimsical age that although only comes around once, I sometimes wish I could repeat with my children. It’s a beautiful age of self-discovery and reaching out to explore the world around them.
Fours are awesome. It’s an age when they’re beginning to understand empathy for others and come alive to sensitivities toward others. At four, a child begins to make comparisons (“same or different”). She understands cultural differences and begins to ask questions about obvious differences between herself and others around her.
I love four…and my four year old will soon turn five in a few weeks. I feel really blessed that I could be my own preschooler’s “preschool teacher”, and I’m enjoying every moment of it.
Here’s what we did this week for our preschool circle time. It should give you some ideas about how we incorporate nursery rhymes, listening skills, and math in our circle time. We don’t do this every day, but we try to have a “circle time” meeting about once a week.
Do you have a special meeting time with your younger children? What kinds of things do you do?