We got our four year old a balance bike a few months ago and he flies around on it. It’s the cutest thing and I know from friends that learning to balance and then pedal works so much better than learning to pedal and then learning to balance. I’m wishing we’d had one of these my older kids were little. Seriously, it’s brilliant!
I taught my son (Titus) to read when he was four with a method that taught letter sounds first and then names. It was so much easier than the methods I’d used before with my older kids.
I often joke that I’ve learned the writing world backwards. I had a novel accepted for publication before I’d ever heard of critique groups or beta readers. I am just now learning what all the “rules” of writing are. I have only just attended my first writing conference. I didn’t know all the publishers. I had no dream agents or houses.
I just had a story to tell and I told it!
Now as I am trying to write a new novel I’m finding myself wondering how to do it because suddenly I have readers’ voices in my head and all these new rules and whatnot bouncing around. I almost wish I could go back to just writing the story that is in my heart.
What things have you learned backwards? Did it work well for you?