Anna learned how to crochet two days ago! She has an extra share of dexterity, so it only took about 10 minutes to teach her, and she was off.
She was hooked. Here she is supposedly watching "Learn to Read" with Lydia.
That evening, Joseph asked me to teach him. I was too busy planting beans, so he actually allowed Anna to teach. After a little fine tuning, he got the hang of it.
So as of two days ago, Joseph and Anna have garnered a new skill! Here a little, there a little.
Update on Lydia's reading: She made it through the first five lessons, so she and Anna dropped everything and milked the m&ms for all they were worth. This turned into a very long "picnic", with a blanket (they thought of it after I took this picture) and plasticware. I'm not sure how much more Lydia can handle. Even m&ms may not be enough of an incentive to keep her focused. Her attention span just can't seem to handle the load. So I think I'm going to quietly ease out of this. I will wait till she asks to do lessons, and hope she'll forget to ask for a few months. I'm sure the m&ms will keep.
I just had to post this picture. This is pure Anna. She loves to really enjoy her food. She's a saver like her aunt Laura. Laura, we told her the story of the chocolate. :)