“Look at this! I knew ALL the answers!”
She handed me her United States Activity book. It was open to a page all about the Willis Tower.
The page had about 8 questions and an answer box at the bottom of the page.
My 9 year old was able to answer each question correctly.
She knew about the Skydeck and how many floors there were. She knew that the name had been changed from Sears Tower to Willis Tower.
All from a quick visit to the tower on one of our travels.
3 years ago. In 2011. When Annalise was only 6 years old.
And she remembered.
Homeschooling working incredibly well.
The reward of seeing your child use information learned.
Unprovoked and completely unasked for…
The truth is, whether you homeschool or not, each family experience is a learning experience.
Each visit to a historical location or a museum or a zoo or any other fun place will result in organic learning.
Learning by doing.
Not by books or through a schoolroom.
Learning by discovering and experiencing and developing new skills in new places.
She remembered everything about that trip.
She was so excited to use the information she had learned.
3 years later.
I can’t get over how fun it is to teach our children through family adventures.
Although this season of missions has us with our girls in school, partnering school with schooling as a family, I’m really thankful that every opportunity we have to do something fun as a family is an opportunity to learn.
With traveling the world… living in France and then Senegal… we have so many amazing learning experiences ahead!
As part of our travels, we are contributing to a family travel pin board! Check out that map of places to go!
Have you ever had your kids express learning like that? I’d love to hear your stories!