Z will turn four next week inshaAllah. Definitely slower in learning than R and completely different learning style to his sister.
I struggle with Z – his personality is so ‘testing’ and unless someone has a child like that, they just don’t know how draining it can be subhanaAllah. But I carry on and hope that my choice in home edding him is a right choice.
MashaAllah, Z memorised his first surah yesterday and we rewarded him with a new toy. It might not seem like much of a milestone but for Z memorising surah fatihah properly took a lot of effort on his part (and mine in being patient with him!) So different to R who had memorised so much by his age mashaAllah. But as they say, you never know.
Z was over the moon when he received his gift that he had wanted for some time and is eager to move on to the next surah. At this age, I’m not too concerned about why they are doing it – they are too young to have a concept of why they should be doing it. R’s age is a little different. With R, we did the whole ‘gift’ thing when she was memorising surahs and it really worked. Yesterday, she jokingly complained that she no longer receives ‘gifts’ after each surah and why she has to complete a juz before she gets anything!
So another milestone for Z – 4 years old – subhnaAllah – time is just passing by so quickly…