May 7, 2013

Informal learning

One thing I love about homeschooling is when it happens informally. I take every opportunity to teach. Princess Belle loves to learn and comes to me with questions all the time.  I take them seriously and give her complete well thought out answers. If I don't know, I look it up and show her how I do.  Today's question was about geography and I finally got a way to help her understand it better! Google Maps!!! Zooming in and out gave her a chance to get a better visual.  It was a great moment. 

(We have had a lot of these informal learning moments lately.  I am really enjoying them!)


Decadent Housewife said...

Google Maps is an amazing tool. Sure could have used it when we were in the trenches.

Julie said...

One thing that is helpful too, are older siblings. You'll be surprised on how much the little ones will learn from Belle!