Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Home School Rule No 1

You know that saying "Never wake a sleeping baby" ?

My spin on it is, "Never disturb a playing child."

Right now - 11.17am - Snowy is in deep play mode, taking apart one Lego world and building another. Requiring him to leave his work to come to mine won't add to his education; it would undermine it. Even for a 7yr old, play can still be work.

The day stretches out before us with hours upon hours till nightfall. There's still room for maths pages, phonics lesson, books and maps and games. He plays, I write; work of the most authentic kind.


  1. I can definitely agree with that! Play is work for children, after all, right? ;)

  2. This is a lovely post -- totally agree w/ the sentiment. There is value in play and contentment.