Imagination

“Grandma! Grandma! There are snakes in the pine trees!” our grandson shouted excitedly running to the house. Knowing that we do have at least one snake I thought to myself, “Drat, that snake had babies!” So, I grabbed my camera and asked our grandson to show me the snakes. (Yes, I grabbed my camera! LOL)... Continue Reading →

Why Kids Need Real Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” ~ Mr. Rogers Play is such an integral and natural part of childhood. It is how all children learn. Play was one of the main reasons we... Continue Reading →

Individuality

No two children are alike. Each child is an individual who learns at their own pace and in their own way.  Our job as parents is to nurture their individual strengths and uniqueness. The best way we found to do this was through home schooling. The expectation that children are to excel in everything is unnatural:... Continue Reading →

First Blog Post . . .

We home schooled both of our kids from kindergarten through high school.  Both kids, now adults, are in college.  Both received their associates degree at a local community college and have moved on to pursue further degrees: one to complete a Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation and the other working on a PhD in... Continue Reading →

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