We are parked next to a little creek which is just perfect for our family who love to be outside! Well most of our boys do. It’s also perfect because I can keep an eye on Kyle playing while I am still able to get the washing up done, sweep the floors, wash the clothes, and keep them quiet so David can sleep. Even our 16-year-old son has joined in on the fun.
How To Build A Strong Bridge
Zachery was watching his brothers trying to build a bridge. He was listening to them all talking about it yesterday afternoon. Before I could say anything he was into working out How To Build A Strong Bridge so that all of his brothers could easily climb over it without falling into the little creek.
Instead of explaining what he was doing, I thought I would show you in photos….
The Beginning Of the Bridge ~
This was what the Bridge looked liked ~
Then Zachery started to build it stronger!
Giving it support on each side of the Arches!
Adding Structure ~
to make it strong enough to stand on
Using String to Tie it together~
Washing Line string that we had lying around ~
Tied to Palm Tree Branches that our boys found on the ground
Getting there ~
Now its strong enough for Kyle To walk on!
The bridge is almost finished ~
Zachery has run out of Washing Line Rope
Building a Strong Bridge so that our boys can cross the creek ~ Mind you they already walk through it. What a great way to see children Homeschooling in the great outdoors. This was all of their own doing, their own imagination and their own skills come into play.
I reckon that boys thrive on the style of Homeschooling outside – as they get to build, explore, invent and create. Our boys prefer this way of learning, compared to book work. Its one area where David and I think differently – he thinks they should be learning by books(reading and writing) which I totally understand, but I can see our boys learning through outdoor playing.
Maybe they can’t sit long enough to write in their school books – but they can sit long enough to play in the creek….
Kyle Playing in the Creek ~
Cameron leaning and playing!
I so wanted to take them to the beach today..but they want to play near the bus instead! And seen as how well they are playing together I decided to stay home (fingers crossed they are quiet enough for David to sleep!!)
Today I am able to watch our boys learning about How To Build A Strong Bridge with their big brother showing them…and I am learning about how to let my boys learn by playing – the best type of Homeschooling ever.
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