One thing we have started working on with Susannah has been Scripture memorization. A few other things she is learning is counting and shapes (among other things, of course). Bible verses are about the only thing we are intentionally teaching her at this point, the rest she picks up from us helping her count things, pointing out shapes, colors, reading books, and her favorite Baby Einstein movies that she watches on youtube.
The first verse she learned and has pretty well memorized is Ephesians 6:1 "Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." She still needs a little prompting to stay focused when she is reciting the verse, and she tends to skip a few words like "the" and "is", but she does really good.
When she recites the verses, we have her say the reference before and after the actual verse (to help solidify WHERE in the Bible this verse really is). Ephesians 6:1 usually goes something like this:
"Ephesians 6:1...2...3...5...6... GOOOOOO!!!" She often skips 4 for some reason, and this counting to a number and then "GO!" is reflective of her swimming lessons back in April! (We would count "1, 2, 3, Go!" before doing an underwater pass or something like that.)
For her second verse that she is learning, we are teaching her Proverbs 3:5&6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."
For the last line, she says it something like this:
"...and He shall di-ah-RECTANGLE! your paths. Yaaaaay!!!!" Last night she said "...and He shall rectangle your paths."
It's fun to hear her say these verses with her own little accents and pronunciations. :-)
One more cute thing is that she LOVES to sing. Some days I think she does more singing than not when she is awake. I love hearing her sweet voice burst into song! She is just starting to put a few recognizable words into her own tunes, which can be fun. One particularly sing-y day last week, after supper she burst into song while still at the table. The tune was nothing we recognized, the words were nothing we could make out... but her distraction in the middle of her song was hilarious! Daniel and I both cracked up!! I took the video with my phone, not realizing it was recording a low-quality picture, but you can still listen and laugh yourself when she notices her daddy's bicep. :-)
Hi! I'm Miriam and first and foremost I'm a child of God. I've been married to the man of my dreams for over 10 years and we have 3 beautiful children. I love our life in the countryside. I have Scripture verses taped to my cupboard doors, Cheerios and yogurt in the bottom of the high-chair, and there's always laundry to do. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into my world.