Charlotte Mason that is!! Today the kids and I were able to get out for an impromptu nature study! In other words it was so nice out we decided to go for a walk! LoL Its 54 degrees out today, sunny and just beautiful!
As I observed my kids I realized that Charlotte sure got this idea right! I enjoyed so much hearing the thoughts and idea’s the kids shared with me while we walked. One of the first things out of Isaiahs(8) mouth was “I love God SO much!” I kinda laughed and said “Yeah me too, but why do you say that?” His reply “Because He made all of this and its beautiful!” Hannah(2) discover the ducks today and how they swam in the water. She kept saying “quack, quack. Duck say quack!”
It was really fun to see how different each of my kids is. Isaiah(8) is the slower, methodical type. He would walk around watching everything, walking a little ways ahead of me but always coming back to tell me what he discovered. Justin(5) he’s a whole different sorta guy! He is NOT a trail guy at all! He ventured off the trail for 95% of the time running down to see the ducks and through what little snow was left along the trail. I was very pleased with myself that although my first instinct was to call him back, I didn't. I waited and I watched and although Justin ran ahead most of the time he never once went what I felt was too far.He reined himself in. Hannah(2) was in the middle today. She was somewhat tentative but as she watched Justin venture out she slowly followed. Always staying close to me but going just a bit ahead or a little off the trail =0)
Its amazing how much we can learn about nature and our kids on a nature walk =0)