The joy of self-motivated learning begins when your child first says" let me do it myself" and hopefully this attitude will continue to lead your child into new adventures in learning.
We're a very musical family — with me being a piano teacher and my husband a music minister — so my children have been around music since before they were born. It's little wonder that they've developed a love for music themselves. But it's still amazingly awesome to see a genuine eagerness to learn more about music, as Joely has been demonstrating in the last few months.
Joely loves to play on the piano, and has always been drawn to it from a very young age. Recently she's been taking practicing a bit more seriously and decided she wanted to learn a particular song, "O, How I Love Jesus." She spent hours practicing the music, and with only a little help from me (usually shouting from the living room that she was hitting a wrong note) she finally learned it.
I love to hear her play! It's music to my ears and it's definitely a Finer Thing!
My joy is that Joely is a self-motivated learner but her joy is in the accomplishment of a task well done. A real self confidence booster.