In my world, education is interesting, the choices are endless and everyone learns at their own pace, in a way that works for them
I have discovered a new favourite blog :) Fran's World of Discovery is a blog after my own heart! Here is what Fran says about her educational philosophy:
While searching for strawberry recipes I read Fran's post about strawberries and saw that she has written an ebook called Strawberry Craze. When I contacted her about it she generously sent me a copy of her ebook to review.
To be honest, when I first saw this ebook I thought it was something different. I was expecting it to be more of a child-friendly strawberry recipe book. Now that I have read it I know that while there are easy strawberry recipes in it, this book is so much more than just a recipe book! It is full of fun, hands-on educational activities to learn all you can learn about strawberries!
Do you have a dolphin lover in your family? We do. Princess LOVES dolphins! We did a unit study to help her learn about dolphins, but we also use her interest to help her keep learning all the time and having fun while we do it :)
Yesterday we were watching Free Willy 2 as part of the unit study Princess is doing on dolphins and whales. In the movie some killer whales are trapped in a cove when an oil tanker runs aground and leaks oil into the ocean. The movie led to many questions from the kids! One of the questions that Princess asked was when the oil caught fire and there were flames on top of the ocean. She wondered how the water could be on fire. While trying to explain it, I realized it would probably make more sense to the kids if they could see it for themselves. When the movie was over, we went to the kitchen for a quick science experiment and discussion.