As you probably know by now, we homeschool our four children (now ages 16, 14, 12 and 9 – so their birth certificates say, but I’m in denial about those ages, and there’s no way I’m old enough for all that, either). As you also know, we parents & educators cannot teach a child what he or she doesn’t want to learn. We can tell them, we can show them, we can turn blue and break our pencil lead, but we cannot make information enter a child’s brain unless the child accepts the information presented.
With that in mind, I am often a bit sneaky about educating our kids. I may, for example, bring polymer clay home and leave it on the table, or I’ll buy a protractor and leave it on a bookshelf. I collect musical instruments, science lab equipment, and paper – lots of paper – and many many writing instruments.
Recently, I created a Pinterest page for Freely Educate where I thought I’d post high quality, free educational finds like I do so often here, but along with those freebies, I’ve also found dozens of creative ways to educate.
This weekend, if you have free time, take a look at the boards. We add content to them daily. I hope they inspire you as they have me!