Timothy is doing Suzuki violin with a wonderful local teacher. Before he can ever pick up the instrument, though, he has to learn proper positioning. His teacher told him, "To play the violin, we start with your FEET."
His first two lessons, he's worked on:
- Suzuki foot positions (rest, duckie, playing)
- Brining the box violin from a tuck position to under the chin
- Holding the box violin under his chin
- Finger numbers (bringing thumb to numbered fingers)
- Bow positions
He's supposed to practice everything daily and listen to his CD with Suzuki Twinkler 1 daily, as well.
I post this video not so much to show Timothy, though, but to show Samuel. Samuel's in everything we do. If we say it's time for Timothy to practice violin, Samuel will press play on the CD. When we're doing homeschool, Samuel's sitting right next to us with a big fat pointer trying to reach the letter of the day. I worried so much about homeschooling with a preschooler and a toddler. I looked into Mother's Day Out programs for Samuel so that we'd have uninterrupted time with Timothy. Now, however, I realize that Samuel's benefiting from Timothy's homeschooling to.
Children are a gift from God. I think our society has become so worried about the perfect spacing of siblings and the "right time" that we're missing out on just enjoying our kids!