Today has been a craft and pokemon day.
Smallest made paper chains and was disappointed that I couldn’t find the instructions for the paper lantern craft. she also ran Pikachu battles.
Later on she started doing some drawing. Who’s that pokemon?
Small was very impressed by this artwork. So much so that he voluntarily came away from his screens to give drawing lessons.
I’m not sure how much she learnt from this. He learnt quite a lot about teaching and patience 😉
Being home with younger children and having time to interact with them is a bonus for the older children that often gets overlooked when we talk about home education. It’s easy to see how the little ones benefit, but sometimes we forget that it’s a two way street. The rigid age separation in schools isn’t beneficial for any children.
I love watching them together, particularly when it’s self directed like this. And when it’s not screen based. They do a lot of game playing together, but it’s nice to see other activities too. They’d be in completely separate schools with totally different lives if they weren’t home educated.
I prefer it this way, overall.