Talk, Talk, Talk,
Time in Nature
Driving in the Car
At one point in my homeschool journey I stopped and thought about what I would be doing if I wasn’t homeschooling, I even asked the children what they thought. We came up with quite a list
We would still
It became obvious that these everyday activities hold learning value and if I was going to last the distance as a homeschool mum I needed to first recognize this and secondly consider these activities as I plan the discipleship of our children.
Benefits of Play
Too old to Play?
Narration - without Books
Meal Time Conversations (includes free download reminder chart)
Time in NatureCharlotte Mason advocates daily time outdoors, where the children can play and discover unencumbered by expectations. She also encourages a weekly nature walk where mum can gently encourage the children to observe and learn from their surroundings.
But what if Nature is not your thing? - know why and how you are going to enjoy God's creation.
What to do when you find Nature Journals just not happening! question and answers from the Mum Support Corner, including Our Nature Bag
Nature in Family Life
Add to this list by sharing your Nature Study stories
Driving in the carWe live slightly out of town and have plenty of opportunity to learn as we drive. Discussions, observations, enjoying music, listening to audio stories to name a few. Making Room for Life: Trading Chaotic Lifestyles for Connected Relationships By Randy Frazee quotes that for every 10 minutes you spend in a car you loose 10% of your relationship time. I try to redeem our travel time by being intentional and using that time wisely.
Lessons learnt from the Clouds
What learning activities happen in your family life?
Here is a quick and easy way to share the stories of learning that has happened during regular family life activities, from camping, to shopping, chores - whatever! I'm sure you have a story!
Live life with your kids!