One of the many benefits of homeschooling, is learning your child’s strengths and teaching them how to use them. It is always a pleasure to help my children discover their gifts and how to implement them in daily life.
My oldest daughter has the gift of words. She can tell a story so beautifully, setting the stage and creating a mood. For quite a long time now, her goal has been to become a writer.
My husband illustrates children’s book apps for Ayars Animation and often gets the task of writing the stories for them as well. On his latest app, “T” was pulled in to help out. She lent her gift and helped him create a simple app that focuses on teaching preschoolers all about numbers.
While the app was written and illustrated back in May, the animation was only recently completed. I am very proud to announce that their app is now available on iTunes! (If you happen to be on iTunes today, you can download the app for free! But hurry, that offer ends today.)
I am very proud of her. Not because it is on sale, not because people will buy the app (although I hope they do); I am proud because she had a goal and she stuck with it. She knew what she wanted and she made it work.
She very diligently completed the task given to her, taking into account what other people thought. She wrote, revised, and finished. She can now proudly say that she has accomplished at least one part of her goal… she is now published.
While it may seem like only a small goal and very few people may actually purchase it, it is special for her.
With this project under her belt, she is now trying to focus her attention on a more complex project. (Writing this little app was fun, but very simple.) Her ultimate goal being to write a children’s book and have her father illustrate it.
I truly believe that our methods of homeschooling have afforded her the time, ability, and drive to reach these goals. It is very exciting to see the possibilities.
What gifts do you see in your children and how are you helping them to reach their goals?