I was asked to write a HIPPY success story, so here it goes:
When I first started HIPPY 3 years ago, I’m ashamed to admit my first packet, I got so frustrated I told my husband my daughter “sucked” at school.
What I really meant was it was hard- for both of us. I had never taught anyone anything before.
Since that day 3 years ago, I think I have learned more than my daughter has. I have learned her learning style- what interests her. To calm down. To give ourselves grace. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
She’s learned how to do science experiments. Her alphabet. Her shapes and colors. Sight words. How to cut. Fine and gross motor skills. And- my favorite- how to write her name. That was the day of HIPPY I remember most and the day it finally “clicked” for me. It’s the day I will never forget.
When she wrote E-M-M-A in flour for the first time. I’ll admit I teared up. I was so proud- and not just of her. Of me. I had taught her that.
And so, even though we have made the decision not to homeschool her, I know that my daughter has the skills and tools to succeed in kindergarten because of me- and HIPPY. I am forever grateful for this program.