Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.- Beatrix Potter
I attended school, but many years later when I heard this quote by Beatrix Potter, I was reminded of a teacher who did attempt to squelch my creativity for a bit when I didn’t pass her “art test” and she refused my enrollment in her freshman art class. Thankfully, passion is rarely stopped by such obstacles and a friend shared the useful bits of the lessons she learned in the class with me.
Home education not only prevents creativity from being rubbed off, but encourages each child to create, explore and discover their place in the world. In honor of the Easter holiday and Ms. Potter, I present the Peter Rabbit Edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling, starting with some great Peter Rabbit Resources:
Freedom to Explore
Home education offers hours of time to learn and explore. Here are some wonderful posts from families who are doing just that:
Once Upon A Family sent along A simple little activity. I love that my kids will see something and on their own get out the supplies and try it. If I had put this together for them I don’t think it would have had the same punch. Visit their site to explore the Floating Ping Pong Ball.
Percival Blakeney Academy wrote, We shook off the winter blahs to go see Japanese cherry blossoms. You can explore Japan:Kamakura , the lovely cherry blossoms and more via their photos and excellent field trip description.
Cherish shared a post about an advanced math concept that came up in the Transformer’s Movie, at her Faraday’s Cage is where you put Schroedinger’s Cat blog. You can read Fourier Transformers to learn more about the concept.
Another important part of encouraging creativity is the wonderful nurturing that is provided by parents. Here are some posts that take a look at parenting and homeschooling perspectives.
Tammy Takahashi asks, Where do working homeschoolers fall in the Mommy Wars? Is it a new way to look at feminism? in her post, Are Working Homeschoolers “Working Moms” or “Stay at Home Moms”? at her Just Enough and Nothing More blog.
Barbara Frank Online shares, It’s exciting when any child takes the initiative to use what he’s learned from his “schoolwork” in his daily life. When he’s developmentally delayed, the wait is longer but the excitement is every bit as strong. Read all about this via Worth the Wait.
Beverly Hernandez writes, Sharing your story can be encouraging to other parents that are homeschooling their autistic child or are considering it. Visit Beverly’s Homeschooling Blog to read Do you homeschool your child with autism?
Jen presents My Children and TLC’s “Table for 12″ TV Show Collide at the MOST posted at Cage Free Monkeys.
That concludes the Carnival of Homeschooling, Peter Rabbit Edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling using their Carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on their blog Carnival index page.