Today Lady P did some addition questions and then coloured Elmer the elephant with colours that corresponded to the answers. Lady P has to do her work out loud. She gets distracted otherwise. She also sings in between each question. Needless to say, this sheet took a very long time. And she only managed a few questions due to her being highly distractible.
Cheeky girl enjoyed doing puzzles and was very focussed! I loved watching her do them. She’s only just turned 4 but she was managing to complete them on her own! And Little Man was able to do a two piece puzzle on his own. He found the two pieces that were yellow and put them together! He surprises me everyday! He’s so independent! I thought boys let you do everything for them (or so I was told repeatedly) but not him! He lets me do nothing for him!
Just goes to show, you get what you get with these babies! They have their own unique personalities and if you work with them instead of against them, there’s no telling how amazing they’ll become!!!
I am trying to spend time outside every day I can with the kids. On Wednesdays, we have a little friend who comes to play as well: so going outside is the easiest thing to do!
This week we went to a small wooded area near our home and just spent time exploring. When I asked Lady P if she wanted to go to the playground after, she responded: ‘no thank you, I want to stay here!’
WHAT? This is a first! My experiment is working! She is slowly becoming an outdoor child! Whoopee!
Picking the flowers of wild garlic
The boys exploring wood chip and crawling in the dirt
We did eventually go to the playground to wait for our little friend’s mummy to pick him up. The girls practiced balancing and ran around with no shoes on. I read an article about the importance of walking with no shoes on. ‘Walking barefoot…develops the muscles and ligaments of the foot, increases the strength of the foot’s arch, improves proprioception (our awareness of where we are in relation to the space around us) and contributes to good posture.’ (The Guardian
) I’ve decided to let them go barefoot as much as possible, where it is safe to do so. (One step closer to tree hugger)
In the morning, it was raining heavily so we did our schoolwork then.
It was a wonderful, stress-free day! It’s days like this that make me glad I made the choice to home educate!
We have been trying to spend the last remaining nice days outside before the British Winter/Rain begins. It’s been surprisingly mild and dry so that’s pretty exciting.
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My parents are visiting and we are enjoying whatever sunshine this coastal city can offer!
We have enjoyed the beach several times over the past three weeks.
We headed to the sand dunes one morning. It looked like we lived in a desert, the sea is so far away!
We had a family worship night with friends and enjoyed a bit of creation and fellowship on the beach!
Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed the sunset and the tide coming in.
We also spent the day at the beach enjoying the sand, kite flying and getting extremely dirty (my washing machine is full of sand). We are creating wonderful memories!
It’s also the season of parties! We went to a circus party! The girls got dressed up as acrobats and enjoyed the bouncy castle!
We also headed to the Maize Maze at a local farm. There was ride on tractors, a trampoline, a playground and of course, the maze (not pram friendly).
Our summer is going so well! We also get to go on holiday soon! Looking forward to more adventures and memory-making moments!
Lots of learning going on! Lady P and Baby S are enjoying the warm weather while it lasts. You never know how long a British summer will stay!
The sand box is out!
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Friday of the Easter weekend was another lovely day! We all went to Beacon Fell, a lovely park with trails through the woods and a great lookout point! We went with our friend and her little girl and it was an amazing day, followed by a lovely meal at our friend’s house! Who could ask for more?
I love taking the girls for nature walks because there is no pressure for them to ‘behave’ themselves, they can touch anything they want (except nettles ha!) and can explore to their heart’s content! I love the outdoors! Being so far from Canada and their outdoor lifestyle, I try to bring this aspect of my culture into my girls’ lives. Britain has so much to offer and when we have the weather for it, I try to spend as much time outside as possible! Read the rest of this entry