My Little Leonardo

About a year ago I was re-introduced to the idea that our brain's two hemispheres work contrasting elements of our being - the left hemisphere, the more linear & methodical, all about details; the right hemisphere, more about imagery, energy and all about the big picture. At the time I was reading Leonard Shlain's Alphabet Versus the Goddess and Jill Bolte Taylor's My Stroke of Insight. And through much of my reading and research, I learned that, (hopefully not overly) simplistically, the left hemisphere thinks in language and the right in pictures. I also learned that since the dawning of the age of language, the left hemisphere of our brain is the more dominant.

Which brings me to my point.

I decided not to join the I Will Provide Every Opportunity For My Kid To Get Ahead crowd in jumping off the My Kid Can Read At An (Insanely) Early Age bridge, much less the über competitive parent crowd that can't resist relegating their child to a mere party trick every time we get together for a neighborhood BBQ, "but look at what my little Timmy can do now!"

Not that any of the above is bad.

I just decided that possibly, I could actually help my daughter exponentially by leaving the ABC's and 123's the hell alone.

The thought process being that she'd learn them soon enough in school, and that the more she's in the stage where her brain functions in a more balanced way (because she hasn't learned to read or write), the more it will carry into her adulthood, in hopes that she will mature to be the next Leonardo da Vinci. {smile}

 

So imagine my surprise when, last night, she busted out with this:

Disclosure: I realize now that with this post, I have inadvertently joined the ranks of the "über competitive parent crowd that can't resist relegating their child to a mere party trick every time we get together for a neighborhood BBQ, she logs onto her blog, "but look at what my little Timmy can do now!" Booyah.

 

LIFESTYLEKIM1 Comment