We tend to spend lots of time on art projects, outside time and just using our imagination.
Sometimes we have structured play like this activity, but other times we just take out suppliers and go for it.
All while I work.
Other times we are in the house and she's right next to me. Watching. Being curious. Waiting for mom to finish working so we can play.
YouTube really can teach your children a ton of useful information. Don't be ashamed that you need some distraction free time to get work done.
Finn is currently underneath a fort her brother built for her. She is having a picnic, watching cartoons and planning her activities for the afternoon. Before a doctor's appointment.
We have activity bags made with things she can entertain herself with. Such as sidewalk chalk , paint supplies and paper.
Here I was on a Zoom call with someone in Spain and she was happy a could be.
Here we were headed to do laundry. She had a standoff with the resident duck lol.
But, what I really want to point out is the outside toys that she plays with while I work. Checkers. Bouncy balls. It all works.
She's 4 and a momma's girl. She wants me to play with her too. So, I set things up where it's easy to take a quick 15 minute break to join in on the fun and then go back to work.
Other times we are in bed, both with lap desks getting work done. Here she wanted to learn how to write her numbers. More about that later.
Homeschooling doesn't have to look pretty. lt doesn't have to be what you were taught it should be like.
What about teens? Well, I've worked hard on my son being independent. I wrote more about what we are focusing on this upcoming year here: When you can't win by being better, win by being different
I supper my family planning travel for others. Schedule some time to about planning your next trip!
As a homeschooling mom who found that her children thrived more when living life together instead of being stuck in a classroom 8 hours a day, I turned my love of travel and educating my kids into the perfect mix: unschooling.