Finally, the moment when something is understood.
I help children everyday to learn new things: to explore, to experience, to learn. There are those who grasp quickly; and those who take a little longer. However, sitting beside them, showing them step by step, I see the understanding slowly emerge. Suddenly the child looks at me with understanding: “I get it.” What satisfaction it is to me when I hear those words. Then I know I have achieved what I set out to do: I have given the child the satisfaction of knowing they are capable, and able to do the task that has been set out for them.
Sometimes it takes a while for me to grasp certain things. Add anything technical into the mix and I am a little slower at figuring things out. Step by step. Bit by bit. Sometimes at a snail’s pace. Eventually, though, with a little self patience I can get there. I need to just believe in my self and have faith that I can do it.
Never give up and it can be done.
What is your experience of learning new things?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Grasp)