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Let Them Get Muddy

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about homeschooling over the years, it’s this….homeschooling is so much more than the lessons, the worksheets, and even the books our children read.

It’s more than schedules.  It’s more than writing.  It’s more than the structure.

There’s a part of life that can’t be learned through books, through instruction, or through a checklist of do’s and don’ts for the day.

Sometimes it’s about life.  Sometimes it’s about letting them get muddy.

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Encourage Independent Play In Children

This is something that I’ve been wanting to share with you for quite some time; it is my all time favorite way to encourage independent play each and every day.  I’ve always known I’m not a crafty mom, but as the years of parenthood rolled by I discovered my  children are very crafty.

Not only does this one idea encourage independent play in our home, it also fosters creative play in each of my children.  And this method is used spontaneously each, and every day. Continue reading Encourage Independent Play In Children