"You're BRAVER than you believe,
STRONGER than you seem,
and SMARTER than you think."
-A.A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Eaton!



OOO Spiderman pinata had lots of goodies for everyone!
Sunset that night was amazing...
 Happy New Year Everyone!


Olives and Pickles said...

hAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BOY! your little guys are growing so fast!

Anonymous said...

thank you! Time goes so fast, i can see changes in my boys every month. I'm sure you experience the same;-) Have a wonderful 2013!!

she_the_founder said...

Wow, I have read your blog for about 2 years now, I never knew Eaton was a New Years baby :).

He's such a handsome boy! Horray for Momma, Daddy and Nathaniel that they have such a sweet, intelligent boy in their family.

Have a blessed 2013.

PS Would you mind making a post about all the things that Eaton knows and can do as a 4 year old?

He is tri-literate, isn't he?

Can he still read Spanish? I'm sure he reads English and Polish just fine...
What about his Chinese language skills.
What about maths?

ruamulla said...

Happy Birthday Eaton. we would love to exchange a post card between Rkan and eaton. we are already exchanging them with brillkids group.
email me yr address at if u like the idea.
marry Christmas and happy new your to all of you.

Ode said...

Happy Birthday to Eaton :)
I'm so glad I found your blog. It's very informative and inspiring. I'm Thai but living in Poland with my Polish husband and our 20 mths old daughter.( that's how I found know "teach kids Polish" :))
I mainly speak Thai to her, my husband Polish, and we talk English to each other.
When it's coming to teaching, mainly English just because it's the resource available here. Sometimes I'm just confuse myself which language should I teach her.

I really love your curruculum and just wondering how you put it together as a framework; let say follow by montessorri book and adapt to your child?
We have started LR , LM and Lmusician a few weeks ago. Other than that we mostly playing. After reading your blog I feel inspired to add more structured learning but just dont know which one to teach first. I feel it that sometime I just give her too advance and then it just makes her abit frustrated when she cant do it. Your idea would be a big help.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Dear Marta,
Happy birthday to your sweet and clever Eaton, many good wishes to him!
I wanted to thank you and congratulate you for opening the doors of knowledge to your boys and sharing this with many of us.
I discovered your blog at the end of last year, read the GD book and started the reading cards with my girls. (3y and 19months). I was reluctant at first as they are not babies anymore, but they love it, it s amazing. My youngest will just smile and giggle to every new word, my oldest doesn't say much but we ll sit still and look very happy and concentrated.
For the moment I am doing the cards myself or using PowerPoint or the iPad apps, as I use very specific word according to their personal interest.
I know you started as your boys were babies but I would like to know if you or any other parent using this method has any advice as for the rotation card system?
We started about a week ago, I follow what the GD book says retrieving one word per set daily, but I find this is not enough. They both lost interest a few days ago, I then changed the set completely leaving one old word and I heard the giggles again.
It seems that I have to change the words after one day or two at the most, but I wonder if this will still be enough exposure to the word (as I we ll have to wait a bit before showing the old set again, otherwise they just leave)?
Do you find that a word has to be shown a lot of times the first time (how many approximatevely?) to make it effective or just go with the flow and try to bring them up again later?
Many thanks again for all the sharing,

Pirouette Cacahuète said...

Hi Marta, I'm just so glad that I found your blog. I'm French, living in France but teaching English to my sons (Owen, 3years old and Liam, almost 9 months).

I find it hard to find ressources, free printables and your blog is just an amazing source of inspiration.

I wasn't sure about homeschooling but when I see what you're doing with them, I am just so envious...

Do not hesitate if you want to introduce French in their education, I could give you some advice.

Stephanie said...

Hi Marta,

I guess you've been really busy with your boys. I found your early learning blogs just after you took a break, probably in January and I just missed you! I sure hope you will be coming back soon. My son is 11 months old and very far behind your little Nathaniel and Eaton because I only started teaching him in January. Your blogs are very inspirational to me. I love all the resources you've provided. I am trying to teach him Mandarin. We purchased Little Pim, and Wink to Learn as you suggested. We also purchased Baby Learns Chinese as well. He's been watching them for the last 4 months. He has also been watching the English version of Your Baby Can Read (since he was 5 months old). Haven't quite seen him react to any of them yet, but hopefully soon! He always seems too preoccupied.

Do you have any tips?

ruamulla said...

are you Ok Marta

Pentla said...

Marta, odezwijcie się czy wszystko u Was ok? Bardzo lubię czytać Twojego bloga a tu już pół roku cisza i się martwię. Mam nadzieję, że to zwyczajnie brak czasu. Pozdrawiam :-)

Sunny said...

Hi Marta! Do you think you'll be coming back to the blog anytime soon? Hope everything is alright, I really miss reading your blog.