Something interesting has happened since my oldest started preschool.
What happened, is that my middle guy (three-years-old) has come out of his shell and is beginning to take risks with his learning at home.
You see, my 4.5-year-old means EVERYTHING to my three-year-old. According to him, he’s the coolest, smartest best friend a brother can have.
But something happens when the two of them are learning together.
My oldest takes the lead and my middle guy follows along not ready to take chances with his learning. He doesn’t want to get it wrong in front of his biggest idol.
So where multi-age learning is important, it is also important for me to check in with my three-year-old and create simple set-ups that we can do together to reinforce some basic skills for Kindergarten Readiness.