kate5kiwis: "All Play"


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

"All Play"

i remember seeing someone's home ed'ing blog header once which says:
we just play. that's what we do.
i really like it.
on sunday we got to do two of my favourite things at the same time.
creative play.

i don't know why i wasn't a playcentre mum.
i think i would've *loved* it.

my *kids* would've loved it.
painting, sandpit, water play, junk construction, dressing up...
kids and mums playing and learning together.
so much therapy here: who needs a shrink???


Blogger Shabby in the City said...

Well it is the truth and I was just thinking it!! Kids who craft and play with their parents just grow up so well adjusted! I have three of my own (boys) and four visiting (boys) upstairs painting a still life of blocks and toys on the kitchen table! And it feels good :) Your pictures with the fence and children are so happy and cute.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Kate, Javi and I have been so encouraged by reading your blog the last two weeks. Javi checks it out even before i do. He said to me how much he wants our kids to *enjoy* our family. It is really evident how much fun you guys have together! Be proud of your Fam, it is a wonderful thing.

Love Jess

1:27 PM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Wow, if that is home schooling, then why did I just register J for school??? It sure looks like your kids love being home schooled and that you love it too!

2:24 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

you are right, it does feel great!! lots of creativity and fun. the kiddos *love* it.

awww shucks chick. thanks for the lurve. yep, we definitely don't do *school cert ironing* lol (ask javi)

it's fascinating what people think homeschooling looks like.
every family has its own flavour: it's so *not* a classroom-style at our place.

it's organic: i believe that children are born with a wonderful thirst for knowledge and that home schooling is a natural progression from toddlerhood. kids and adults learning together... it's that easy.

it's not everyone's cuppa tea, or course. and our experience so far has been that our kids start *real school* at around 13 years old.
so they go from a relaxed mostly unschooling model BAM!!! straight into formal education...
kinda a huge learning curve, but both of ours have flapped their wings and are flying.
and cos we're doing both, i get *looks* from home ed'ers and schoolers all the time lol.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

that's why we love it baby!

4:31 PM  

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