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How To Build A Strong Bridge

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Posted by on May 3, 2012

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….

How to build a strong bridge

 The Beginning Of the Bridge ~

This was what the Bridge looked liked ~

Then Zachery started to build it stronger!

Building it stronger

 Giving it support on each side of the Arches!

changing it to make it stronger

 Adding Structure ~

to make it strong enough to stand on

making a kids bridge

 Adding Materials

using strong rope to tie it together

 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

Making the bridge strong enough to walk on

 Getting there ~

Now its strong enough for Kyle To walk on!

Making a bridge

 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….

learning by playing

 Kyle Playing in the Creek ~

playing and learning homeschooling

 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.

Do You Have Days When You Learn New Skills?

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road

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4 Responses to How To Build A Strong Bridge

  1. jan

    Living in a place where no-one speaks English, I learn something new every day. Today I learnt the Spanish word for onions!
    jan recently posted..Biscuits like Lladro in Granada Spain

    • Lisa

      Hi Jan,

      Now that is way too cool! So what is the word for Onions in Spanish???

      Cheers
      Lisa

  2. Little Gumnut

    Very inventive! clever chap!!
    Little Gumnut recently posted..Garage Sale-ing

  3. Lisa

    What a fun way to learn – and the bridge-building lesson will stay with them much longer than if they’d read it in a book!
    Lisa recently posted..Le Jet d’Eau (The Fountain)

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