Exerting Independence

It is very powerful when a young child exerts their independence around making a choice. In this case, a 4 year old child walked up to our עברית (Ivrit-Hebrew) shelf, looked around and said, “I am going to do this!”

When asked if they wanted a partner, they very confidently said, “no thank you.”

They sat down and proceeded to spend about 15 minutes ordering, matching and reciting the aleph-bet (Hebrew alpha-bet)

It is easy to see the intensity of focus with which they took on this task. What is not pictured is the joy upon completion.

I am looking forward to seeing how שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) will continue to challenge themselves as our year continues!

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