Creative writing comes in all shapes and sizes. I did not even realize that practicing handwriting could be artistic, but our son, Linus, had an unique approach.
We homeschool our four-year-old son following the Catholic Heritage Curricula's Kindergarten Program (which he is completing this week). He really loves math, but he also likes to create his own sentences. For instance, the sentence to copy down read, “Pat did a good job.” Linus wrote, “Pat Linus did a good job.” Even children want to be praised. It seems he wanted to be the subject of the sentence.
During handwriting today, he wrote the most precious and awesome words. From the other room, he asked me how to spell “Jesus”.
I spelled, “J-E-S-U-S.”
“Is that it?” he asked.
“Yes,” I said.
The sentence to copy down read, “I have found, and it is sweet to kiss the holy ground.” He inserted a heart and Jesus after the word “kiss”. He said that's because he loves Jesus. It was so beautiful to hear those sweet words with such honesty.
Jesus really calls to little children and we need to see him through their eyes as well as our own. God is our Father who loves us.
Do we approach God with the love and innocence of a child?
Copyright 2013 Tanya Weitzel
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