My son, K, is 2.5 years old and I have been teaching him many things at home since he was born, but I call this “lesson 1” because it is the most basic of concepts. The words Power, Life, and Nature go hand-in-hand in my mind because they were all created by God and we are privileged to stand in awe at how marvelous His world really is and how He makes it works so perfectly.
In this lesson, we spoke about seeds (how different seeds produce different plants, flowers, food, etc), what they need to “wake up” (soil, sun, water, care), and what they will turn into. K was very eager to analyze the seeds, he tried to eat/taste them, like the boy that he is, he loves balls, so he tested the seeds’ “bounceability,” and finally enjoyed hiding them in the soil.
He loves to go outside every evening with me. He waters his beans with a tiny metal watering can as I water our organic fruit and vegetable garden.
Today, I was almost moved to tears when we went outside to water our plants and when he looking into his pot, he yelled, “Mamá, they wake up!” His seeds had sprouted! He would not take his eyes off of his precious seeds! He looked and looked, almost in amazement at how they had opened up.
I can’t wait for him to see them get bigger and taller, with leaves and everything. 😀