Have your kids ever surprised you by telling you an amazing fact that you didnt know yourself?
eg 'All polar bears are left handed.' 'Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time.'
Or by recalling far more detail about an event that happened than you could remember.
Did you wonder how they knew this or how they had time to observe so much of what was happening whilst seemingly just playing around and not being involved at all?
See, this is the thing about kids. They are observing and learning all the time! Even when it looks like they arent at all!
Kids learn best when they are engaged in something which interests them, whilst playing and when in a new environment or doing a new activity.
How is it that so many people have been sold on the idea that sitting kids at desks, inside four walls, learning set subjects chosen by someone else for most of their waking hours is the best way for them to learn about life?
Kids need to get out there and LIVE in order to LEARN!
Here some pictures of us doing various activities inside and outside the home.
|R enjoys sewing and is learning to make her own clothes.|
|Collecting shells and observing nature.|
|We love learning about plants.|
|Working as a team to build a wormery is so much fun.|
|Earthworms like the dark.....|
|....so when I open my hand he tries to hide.|
|Two afternoons a week we spend in the library at R's old school, reading, creative writing and catching up with friends.|
|Learning from others about animal welfare.|
|We are visiting family in UK soon. Where is UK?|
|Researching on the internet.|
|During school hours we get the park to ourselves. Plenty of space to practice wave boarding!|
|Where do eggs come from? .....|
|.....and what can we make with eggs? Pancakes! Yummy!|
|We celebrate Holi with friends.|
|We are regular visitors to the science centre.|