It is the honest truth. I swore up and down that I would never homeschool my children. “I haven’t the patience for it,” I said. “I cannot teach,” I said. And here I am now. I know three moms who homeschool their children. I know the reason why for one of them, I have yet…… Continue reading The Case of “The More You Know”
Okay, so thanks to folk liking my posts, I occasionally discover blogs that I want to follow and learn from. Last Tuesday, this gem on using the Montessori method (at home) caught my eye. I spent two years of my life learning in a Montessori environment. Looking back, this is rather funny to me because I…… Continue reading More on Homeschooling
Okay, there has been little to share regarding our play time because most of it is…well, better kept offline since it involves wee naked babbies and water. But this? This was so much fun even for me! Thank you, A Little Delightful, for the recipe to make this psyllium slime: I always make sure the…… Continue reading Slime Time!
How I wish that I could actually teach well! Perhaps this is the main reason why I am so afraid of the idea of homeschooling. That said, we did have some artistic fun today–and I realised I’d rather make watercolours for my son than buy them because it seems that palette was more expensive than I…… Continue reading Watercolour Adventures
Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid; it has properties of both liquids and solids. You can slowly dip your hand into it like a liquid, but if you squeeze the oobleck or punch it, it will feel solid. The name oobleck comes from the Dr. Seuss book, “Bartholomew and theOobleck.”Jul 11, 2012 (via LiveScience.com) I hadn’t…… Continue reading Oobleck Art
I, regrettably, did not take a lot of photos. But last Saturday was quite possibly the best fun ever with the boys. The heat has been terrible around here. Summer has always been less than ideal in terms of temperature unless you’ve easy access to a pool or the sea, and with the climate being…… Continue reading Romp and Circumstance
In light of our son’s on-going obsession with his cloud dough: As I watched him play that second day, I remember being horrified that he’d poured a good deal of it out onto the walkway so he could run trucks and trains over it, making more stories up as he played in his miniature world.…… Continue reading The Economy of Playtime