Monthly Archives: July 2010

Appreciating Art

Art appreciation is one part of Charlotte Mason’s idea of ‘spreading the feast’ before children, exposing them to great thinkers, writers and in this case, artists.  Her method of picture study is gentle and inviting: showing the child a picture, mentioning the … Continue reading

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What should a 4 year old know?

I read a wonderful article recently from A Magical Childhood entitled ‘what should a 4 year old know?’  It was written by Alicia Bayer in response to a question she saw on an internet forum from a mum who was worried that her … Continue reading

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Butterflies…and more wildflowers

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Wonderful Wildflowers

With the glorious weather we’ve had recently, we’ve spent most of our time outside.  There are so many beautiful flowers around at the moment so we’ve been doing some activities from the NaturExplorers’ Wonderful Wildflowers unit.  We’ve been using the … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t everyone talk like this?

I read Time for Bed by Mem Fox to Isaac every evening before bed.  He likes to comment on which animals are awake and which ones are asleep (based on whether he can see their eyes).  This evening, when he saw the picture … Continue reading

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Junk modelling

Cars are currently the vehicle of choice in this house, primarily because they can be crashed together, crash into posts, made to go over the level crossing when the train is coming and…you’ve guessed it, crash with the train!  To divert … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts group

I recently started a HE arts and crafts group with a friend and local artist, Phyll.  I had been wanting to start such a group for a while and when Phyll offered to help, I was thrilled.  She is a talented and … Continue reading

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