Relaxed Learning Summer
Ask my kids and
they’ll tell you we don’t homeschool in the summer. But actually, they do! I sneak in my “we are going to be explorers all summer” speech. I give them binoculars, a notebook, and a magnifying glass. I beef it up with all kinds of explorer talk and even cook up a few fun snacks that they can take with them in their back packs.
Each day they can pretend to go to another place-California, China or the moon! I encourage them to build tents, count ants, and listen for birds and record their findings like real explorers. They can take pictures or draw pictures in notebooks.
Of course I have my younger children count the bugs and rocks they collect on their expeditions and the older ones get to use fractions in our cooking time. But as experts tell us, self discovery learning sticks with kids for a longer time so I encourage them to find out for themselves why crickets sing and lightning bugs light up.
It doesn't take long for them to beg to go to the library to find out! We all feel more relaxed and happy without the push, push, push of the regular school year and I know my kids are satisfying their curiosity and learning at the same time. Exploring nature keeps them learning without them even knowing it!
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