Play and Winter Nature Study

Play ~ Lifeofjoy.meWe are a little over a week into 2016 and I’m guessing you and your kids are back to more structured education. I want to remind you though that you don’t need to structure the majority of you and your children’s days. A couple of hours a day is all that is needed. The majority of the rest of the day should be spent in play.

Yep, play! Young children need lots of time to play. They learn a lot during this time. Here are a couple of articles about what children learn from play, if you are interested.

I’m guessing your children got some new toys for Christmas, don’t be afraid to let them play with them. There is much to be learned while playing.

Another thing to remember is Nature Study. I’m guessing that if you live somewhere that it is cold, you might disregard nature study in the winter but don’t. :)  Even though it gets cold here in the winter, there are some warm days too. When one of those warm days turn up, take advantage of it and get the kids outside in the fresh air. Walk around and see what is different from warmer days and colder days. Maybe even have a picnic! ;)

Here are some articles from around the web with ideas for you.

I’m hope you find a good balance between bookwork and play and get some good nature study done this winter.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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