Therefore for the most part of this week, our homeschooling looks like this:
- many, many hours playing in the garden: digging, building structures and building 'dams', living out of his box-house, and generally getting muddy.
- staring at garden creatures and figuring out where they go and what they do.
Once Tiger has accumulated enough mud and dirt on himself, he comes indoors for a scrub-down and does more 'civilised' activities such as improvising on the piano with Daddy...
as well as writing and illustrating his own story.
I can foresee what our summer will look like, and I like what I am seeing -- a good balance of self-initiated work and play.
"Real play, which doesn't require any special equipment, comes naturally if children are allowed reasonable freedom to explore and engage with the world about them."
--- Sue Palmer, 21st Century Boys
This post is linked up to:
1) several blog hops, where you can see what other homeschoolers have been busy with;
2) the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival: Summer Holidays edition;
3) the All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer edition.
It is featured in the All Year Round Blog Carnival: 7 Summer Things to do Outdoors edition.