Little kids love (well, whatever you teach them to love, in this case, toys and instruments) toys and instruments. They also love the playing down by the river. (The nitrate-heavy, city-gross, unswimmable river) Dad loves to unicycle. Sounds like a plan!
He was watching some youtube video with his little sister and it was an alphabet video about animals. I asked him what they said for Q, and he didn’t know…I went back and found it. It was Quiz. He asked …
Why separate learning from play?
Here was a neat little impromptu climbing adventure on the way home from our adventure. The trees along our river are quite large and old. Seems one of them had gotten struck by lightning recently and had been started to be taken away. Clearly only a several-day job; we had to experience it now, if we ever..haha..wood.
The toddler must have seen walking sticks on youtube or something. During one of her hill climbs, she picked it up and started using it like it would help her 🙂
It’s funny, she knows not to throw sticks, to play with sticks, and to run with sticks.
“Dad, can we make a video about a dino battle for kids? i bet they would like that.”
I knew he wanted to make a dino battle video because that’s what he was watching when he asked it.
Is there a finer game suited to homeschooling than chess? Maybe. Maybe lots of them. This is about chess though.
You can introduce young kids to chess by researching how castles and kingdoms work. You can introduce things like the power of government and war to older kids more easily by calling on their knowledge of chess.
Here’s a nice little gem we found on our way to mom’s work, a lake surrounded by trees and a walking path, nestled near the industrial area of town.
A little section of nature that I had passed by countless times over the years. It wasn’t open to cycling, why would I ever pop in?
Because now I have kids!
So if rust needs water or moisture in the air, where do you think you should store a whole bunch of out of service airplanes?
I have to say, in creating this page, my travels took me to the medicinal and nutrional aspects of dandelions…OR the rubber making…I had no idea. I suppose we have a lot to try now!
Do you remember swimming as deep as you could until your head hurt? Do you wish you could have gone deeper? Did you know it would have been as easy as ‘popping your ears‘? The Valsalva maneuver is the trick used …
There were several great examples of unschooling here. We went to our local dam to check it out. What would they be interested I wondered; water levels? water pressure? lake/river transition? Height? Cement and steel? I figured I’d show it to them from the road up top, and then drive them down the road to see it from the bottom.