Hello! Is spring in the air for you? It was definitely feeling spring-like last week, but this week the weather has returned to its usual wet and windy state. But that’s no excuse for children not to learn! Whether in your back yard, your living room, or while out and about, there are always so many ways for real life learning to happen.
Last week I took my children to Carrickfergus Castle to watch an archaeology dig and they really enjoyed themselves; holding 800-year-old artifacts fresh from the ground will help us expand on their learning at home with history, pottery making, and geography. Hands-on learning is the most effective way to learn, and that’s my reason for featuring real life learning for kids this week on Mom’s Library.
Next week the Mom’s Librarians will be taking a spring break so I’ll have time to do some extra pinning, tweeting and other sharing of your fantastic ideas! I’ll see you back again in 2 weeks. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for some fun sensory ideas, check out last week’s Mom’s Library where I featured St. Patrick’s Day Playdough ideas.
Check out last week’s Mom’s Library where I featured St.Patrick’s Day Playdough!
Real Life Learning For Kids
Sewing is an essential skill whether darning a sock or making your own clothes, and it’s great for practising fine-motor skills and creativity. Living Montessori Now has a fantastic round-up of sewing activities for all ages and abilities.
This Fine Day has some funtastic-for-kids ways to make grocery shopping fun and educational for both kids and parents.
To Sow A Seed shares 5 skill building activities for a 5-year-old boy. Of course all of these activities will also work for girls, but not everyone would consider all of these for boys; a great list!
Peace…But Not Quiet has 5 tips for gardening with kids. Kids love to get dirty, let’s give the mess a delicious purpose!
My Nearest and Dearest is discovering the world through observing the life-cycle of a frog.
Have a Browse Through The Stacks
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