Thursday, April 9, 2009

Earth Science Museum

We spend some time today at the Earth Science Museum at the local University with a group of friends. What a great combination of a guided 'tour', and free time for the kids to explore on their own. It always amazes me to watch the boys explore a new place - to see what they look at, the focus on their faces when they find something that interests them, and how much information they ask for or figure out on their own.

Days like this always remind me that one of the best parts of homeschooling, at least for our family, is the time. Having time to look, listen, touch, and explore at their own pace. Having time available during the day to go to all of these wonderful places when there are no crowds or line ups. Having time to stay until we are ready to go, and not have to rush back to 'school' by a certain time. And, of course, time for Charlie to stop and play in the puddle on the way back to the car.

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