Home educating a wide age spread can be a challenge and sometimes there are casualties, for months a while now, one of our casualties have been our little ones, blush. I had plans but they consisted of.. “I’ll read two picture books a day and…” but we weren’t achieving much.
For years I used to over plan, investing hours which seemed wasted as our plans always changed. In an effort to change this situation I became more relaxed and let my planning go, we had a broad structure but not finer details. However I’ve come the the realisation that planning created & fed my enthusiasm so it wasn’t wasted, it just translated differently. During the past couple of years whilst I haven’t overplanned I also haven’t been enthused often.
In a bid to gain back my enthusiasm and meet the needs of our little ones I pondered deeply and ‘hit upon’ an idea!:) An idea that involves only a little planning. Each day we read a couple of books and then enjoy a related activity. Simple, easy and FUN!! I started collating ideas on my newly formed pinterest board and my enthusiasm started bubbling:):)
Then we made pop-up houses which was a huge hit!
The children are really happy, creativity is on the rise and I’ve solved my enthusiasm low for now:):)