hello! how are your school holidays going?
i'm currently in the process of completing Ty's exemption (from public school) application which, if you are intending to homeschool, is required by law in NZ when your child turns 6.
even though it's a laborious process, it has been refreshing to be reminded why we homeschool.
and observing Ty learning through pretend play, i have also been reminded how incredibly overrated gaming consoles are.
give a boy a wooden "Bear Grylls" knife made by dad (foreground in bottom image), some sticks and branches and you've got a kinesthetic, educational (cause/effect, problem-solving, construction, design, resource management etc), physical and enjoyable entertainment pack.
and again, i am deeply grateful to be living where we do. we most likely wouldn't be home schooling if we didn't have this space.
(for the record, Ty is as much drawn to video games as the next kid and could very easily become quite obsessed if given half a chance! and so, we don't give him half of a chance. the end :) )