So I've been letting the children follow their own interests, I haven't got the school books out much - just a couple of times but I'm wanting to spark that love of learning back as the flames seem to be just flickering a little at the moment.
I've also had my confidence boosted with a great report from the LEA and I'm feeling quite relaxed - my children are enjoying reading, and rather than force it I am just taking every opportunity - if they pick up a book then I find time to help them read it, so much more fun and enjoyable than trying to sit down and make them read!!
Even my 4 year old was looking for words in a book earlier today (peppa pig though it may have been lol) - I have a feeling she will be an earlier developer than my older 2!
Here are some pics from our "autonomous" learning during January
We've done baking and cooking
We've played games
We've worked on the computer
We've been sewing
We've been out and about (a little) to the pond and to the library
We've also done a lot of dancing, and making dens and making up stories and shows that I haven't got pics of - I think my children are far more "creative" than "academic"
so all in all though we haven't done much in the way of book work we've done lots of hands on activities and I truly believe children learn so much more through play and conversation than through reading "dry text books" and forcing them to write pointless information!