Thursday, August 14, 2008

Creating The Space For the Little Ones

Through the past few years of our homeschool journey, we have learned alot about our children and ourselves. I've learned that when you provide it, they will come. My children are quite independent and they do not like to ask me for small things all the time so I have created their own leveled space. We have drawers at their level containing puzzles, blocks, paper, writing utensils etc. They have free unlimited access to all these things. They also know that they are responsible for the clean up and maintenance of it all and so far we have been smooth sailing I find my children wanting to do more and read more because they have the ability to grab what they want at any given time. It's truly a blessed victory to me to see children wanting to be creative rather than sit around and watch TV. Some people feel like they shouldn't cater to their children in such a way, but to me that is what having children is all about....creating that space and providing the resources needed for them to blossom and grow.

10 comments:

Stormee said...

This is very nice, I wish I had homeschooled my own children. I think I am going to forward this to my daughter, she is already a pre-school teacher and she might find this interesting. Also I love your jewelry. Beautiful work. I will follow your blog to see how things develope.

MahognyHomeschooler said...

Thank you so much. Homeschooling is truly not justa learning experience for the children, but the parents as well. I have learned so much about how different your children can be and the way they learn. I have also learned so much about my self. We are all collectively growing everyday. It is an enlightening experience.

Anonymous said...

interesting post. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did any one know that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.

Anonymous said...

The information here is great. I will invite my friends here.

Thanks

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