Miners would use canaries to give them an early signal of danger. A danger that the miners were not sensitive enough to detect on their own. Without the canaries, the miners would suffer greatly. The sensitivity of the birds was not a weakness, but their key gift. Some children are canaries. Do you have one?… Continue reading Canary children
An Ode to all the wild ones out there (and to their parents!) There are lots of wild children who are not in zoos They might not do sums, or even wear shoes They choose their times that they go to bed And they decide what they put in their heads They jump in seas… Continue reading An Ode to the wild ones
I have been so grateful to find a group of families in my area that fully embrace Self-Directed Education and respectful parenting. It truly makes you a better parent when you can spend time with parents that you look up to. One of these friends had sent us a message after our last playdate, that… Continue reading These are your classmates and the world is your classroom
If your children like dinosaur toys or any other kind of animal, a way to encourage that interest is to paint with the animals! Making tracks on paper is fun and easy. You can also use trucks to make interesting patterns. Then you can give your animals a bath in soapy water to wash them… Continue reading Animal tracks!
I kept hearing how great this show was, but hadn't watched it. Hattie (age 6) started watching it and we both love it. I had read that someone called it the "big hug" of reality/cooking shows and I totally agree! I had also heard that the show had tons of learning and found that… Continue reading The Great British Bake Off (and a chocolate cake recipe)
I have heard it said that we often keep kids away from world and then primarily try to teach them about the world in the classroom.Sometimes we box learning into something that only happens in a classroom, or only certain months, or that it is something kids only do between 8am and 3pm. But the… Continue reading Gas station school