Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Piano lessons and such
We recently made a new chore chart in which Garrett and Richard can earn a sticker (which they can later redeem for prizes) for playing the piano and other chores that they are fully capable of doing themselves. (making their bed, brushing their teeth, clearing the dishes to the sink, playing with Spencer, reading, etc.) I supervise most of these activities, but the point to some of them is so I don't have to be hanging over them. Piano is one exception. I am trying to formally twice a week really sit down with them and help them improve to a new song, or if I hear that they need help I'll come to teach. But I've been blown away lately where they'll just go over and start playing all by themselves. (I'm sure the chore chart has nothing to do with it, it's solely intrinsic. Ha!) But the best part is is that they do seem to enjoy it. Which makes me VERY happy.