Big brothers who help Spicy little sisters learn the letter sounds are total heroes.
The Boy has been patiently working on letter sounds with his sister for over an hour; interest has not flagged for either one. He’s working in counting, adding, and subtracting along with letter sounds and drawing letters. She asks questions, he explains patiently, she says, “Oh! Cool!” Every boy needs to be told he’s cool.
Those who say learning has to be forced are wrong. It is the natural inclination of people to learn and grow. Give them liberty to do so, and it can happen quite naturally.
In the middle of a rough week, this sight cheers me up.