We have spent the last two days outside in the sunshine. When the sun comes out we are able to fill a bottle with juice, throw some sandwiches together and then head off for as long as we like. It has been a glorious couple of days for us all.
We have played in the park, walked as a family for miles through the woods, watched tadpoles, chased butterflies, climbed secret steps, hunted for fairies in holes, spotted birds, counted flowers, spied bluebells in bloom, visited an old hall, examined ruins, told stories, sprinted away from trolls under bridges, laughed at squirrels darting across bouncing branches and dangled our legs off logs as we sat watching fish in a pond. Sounds idillic - yep - it was. The beauty is that we can recreate this entire experience whenever we see fit not just during Easter holidays. If you are considering home education then this freedom is a huge positive to consider. Your child doesn't have to be cooped up in a stuffy classroom all day with the curtains drawn, feeling miserable because what they really want - what they truly desire is to be outside playing in the sunshine. With home schooling the days spent outdoors are just as valuable as the days spent indoors. We learn how the world works, how the plants work, what the air is made of, how to balance, how to take risks, how to navigate and a multitude of other skills. Everyday brings new questions, awakens new ideas and is most of all fun.
Is their childhood magical? Yes. I believe that it is.
When we have been at home we have engaged in some fun learning activites about life cycles, the elements, decimals and the cosmos. Theo has been enjoying another great book and Tristan has been reading a slightly more challenging book with me. There has been a fair amount of Minecraft in the evenings as well.
I hope that you have been enjoying the beautiful weather as much as we have.