It’s been kind of a strange week. Mrs. Hatter is back at work now that summer break has ended, and it’s been raining almost every day. As a result we’ve been homebound most of the week, though naturally that hasn’t stopped the kids from learning. Here’s a glimpse at some of what we did.Read More
Originally posted on The Dad Hatter:
Picture books are one of the great joys of life for both children and parents. In just a few illustrated pages they tell compelling stories that resonate with a wide range of audiences. Reading them is fun, but the sparkle of imagination and love of story in a child’s…
Week 31 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.Read More
“But how will they learn math? Don’t you worry about math?” Those are the most common questions people ask when they discover that we’re Unschoolers. To answer simply, they will learn math by living. And no, I don’t worry about it.Read More
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.
– The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Oh no! You’ve ruined my plan! Wait, if I take that trade, then there’s a small chance that my plan may yet prevail! Haha!
A, age 8, during an exciting game of chess
Week 30 of my 365 photo project exploring our Unschooling life.Read More
A photo essay about our morning at the playground.Read More
There is magic in starlight, of course. This is well known, but because the light travels such a long distance, the magic in it is fragile and diffused, stretched into the most delicate of threads. There is enough magic in starlight to content a baby and fill its belly, and in large enough quantities, starlight can awaken the best in that baby’s heart and soul and mind. It is enough to bless, but not to enmagic.
Moonlight however. That is a different story.
Moonlight is magic. Ask anyone you like.
– The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill