A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Once a week, I have Claire doing a special class for Peter. We call it 'babysitting time'. She is completely in charge of Peter for about 1 1/2 hours. She's not allowed to ask for assistance, ideas, or help while she is with him. She can ask for it beforehand, of course, but I try to encourage her to learn how to think outside the box and come up with her own ideas. I'm still in the house the whole time, so if something disastrous happens, I'm right there, but the idea is for her to begin to take charge and become a good babysitter. It has become their MOST favorite thing! When I tell Peter it's babysitting time, his eyes light up and he says, "I'll go find Claire!" She is really blossoming, as well! She has done a GREAT job thinking up ideas and activities! They play kindergarten games together (like Story Cubes, Tell Tale, Letter Bingo, UNO, Millebornes...), make snacks together (like lemonade and fruit salad), and generally have a fantastic time! Claire actually has not yet asked me what she should do. They come up with their fun together. She pays total attention to him the entire time. He LOVES it! It's a win-win!
The other day, Claire's big idea was to have a tea party. They spent almost an hour carefully chopping up fruit. They made tea. They put their favorite stuffed animals in 'chairs' (cups, colanders, large mixing bowls, etc.), then sat down and had a High Tea! It was SO cute! These are the things that do my heart good. Such a wonderful experience for my kiddos! How I love them! :)
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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