My blogs might slow down for a bit over summer, but if you’re short of ideas dip into Michael Rosen’s book.
This man has surely got to be a home educator at heart!
His book ‘Good Ideas – How to be your child’s (and your own) best teacher’ illustrates beautifully an approach to learning home educators already use; just being engaged with your kids.
And it shows how all parents can teach their kids and get involved with education simply by being an engaged, attentive, observational and a curious parent. A good article on what he says about that here. It’s more about parenting than teaching, how the two are intertwined, how the world is full of the best curriculum you’ll ever have, and how interacting with the children whilst you show it to them will help them learn and will build essential life skills that go beyond the academic, to application in the real world.
It’s a fabulous resource. A readable book. And a reminder how to be curious yourself so that your child will be and how this is a precursor to learning.
When you’re too tired to think up anything else, dip into Michael’s book, and you’ll be inspired and regenerated.
Living life is learning about life and Michael illustrates how easily this can happen.