Both Monkey and Mungbean come away from the delight that is the Richard Jefferies Museum‘s Magic Mondays sessions absolutely filthy — the sign of a great day out.
I straddle two cultures while raising my children — the culture of the country of my birth, and the culture of the country where we live. Hence, these two articles about milestones and household chores as bonding are interesting to me.
I’ve also recently met a mother who is ‘unschooling’ her two children. I totally get her reasoning behind her family’s decision, even though it’s not for me. There is no way I am not packing Monkey and Mungbean off to school once they are old enough (Monkey starts in September and we all cannot wait), and I try to focus on nurturing creativity, resilience, and empathy as much as I can at home.
(Because phonics, what?)
Monkey chose to do a ‘special sticker activity’ over a walk to the supermarket and discount store.
Mungbean played with crayons.
(I purchased said ‘special sticker activity’ at the discount store.)
Great fine motor activity, but I’m not so sure about the glitter! Monkey, however, is proudly demonstrating that she knows what symmetry means by applying tiles in a set pattern on the butterfly. And is defiantly refusing to sticker by number.
I drew a tangle person and Monkey coloured it in with her new gel pens.