Monday, September 21, 2009
A little more ecclectic than unschooly these days.
I got a nice deal on a program called, "ABC teach" on the homeschool buyers Co op. It was 20 dollars for a year membership. So every morning my kids find a word search or dot to dot on the table for them. The cool thing about the dot to dots is the choices. I can choose count 2s or 3s or 5s. or even words or the alphabet. I'm having so much fun playing around with all the worksheets...aggh did I just say, Work sheets? I meant puzzle games. I have to figureout how to do some of the other ones.
Michael is also now old enough for Starfall so he loves that. The kids are also enrolled in some classes this fall. Both kids are taking music and ice skating lessons and Johanna is taking swimming lessons also. Michael is once again a swim class drop out!
These swimming and ice skating lessons seem the most important to me. The more you can do the more options you have for play. No need to sit on the sidelines b/c you can't skate or swim. My kids will be able to get in on the action. I'm not sure if learning how to skate is the same as riding a bike; Once you learn you never forget, but I like to think these skills will help them when they become parents as well. They can help their own kids along the ice and enjoy lots of fun together b/c they will know how to play lots of things! I am not looking to make little athletes out of my kids. I want only for them to have little background so they can go off and feel secure in any type of activity.
Bike riding, swimming, ice skating all the things a well rounded childhood are made of...oh and don't forget the work sheets!
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