Q is an auditory learner. I always say this. And this past week has given me the perfect example. Last tuesday at her Singers Company rehearsal the girls were given a line that they needed to memorize for their performance in a couple of weeks."It helps us to remember that there is always someone watching over us, and we are never alone". As we drove home, I read the sentence to Q and we practiced it very quickly just to pass some time. She got a few words here and there, but was far from having it all together.
When we got home, I put the paper on my refrigerator and forgot about it. Sunday evening, 5 days later, I happen to look at it and I asked Q, very nonchalantly if she remembered any of her line she was to memorize...and I was shocked when she stopped what she was doing, and repeated the line word for word. WORD FOR WORD. I mean....what?
This girl, when trying to read either the BOB books or hooked on phonics books can't remember the same words that she sees EVERY PAGE...but can remember a whole sentence that we barely practiced 5 days ago? seriously...the book can be about Mac sat. Mac is literally on every single page, and she acts like it's the first time she is seeing the word every time. But her memory for things she hears is incredible. She is quick to quote movies. Every night we have been reading together chapter books, Junie B Jones-Ramona Quimby-Ivy and Bean, and she is able to comprehend and remember everything that I read to her, and can tell me about it days later.
So here is my question to you experienced mothers and educators...how do I teach a child like this? I know that I shouldn't stress about it now (she is still in preschool), but I want to be prepared and have the skills necessary to foster the best environment for her learning.