We all desire to foster a love of learning in our children. Ask any homeschool Mom or Dad and surely, we echo similar thoughts — maybe it’s even why we have them home.
Today I offer ideas on nurturing this learning lifestyle. Not at all an exhaustive list or even a partial one, you’re welcome to add suggestions to the conversation.
Just for fun, let’s count backwards….
5. Expose them to a variety of options
I think of this especially for families who are prone to ‘get in a rut’ with activities or pursuits. For example, in my family growing up, we all played musical instruments, taking extensive lessons and even playing competitively for years.
What’s wrong with this picture, you might ask? Maybe nothing. My children are all in some stage of learning music and the heritage I’ve received is well-appreciated. However, this hyper focus left little room to explore other options. As parents, we can encourage our children to master a particular skill, yes…but to also explore others as hobbies. There’s a difference.
Summertime offers great opportunity for week long (or more) camps to try options. Our children may not pursue those long-term, but the exposure is an invitation to experience something different. (more…)