Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Teachable moments

Education in a home environment happens naturally.
Every parent is cast in a role of a teacher. A normal day in a regular home is chuck full of teachable moments. It doesn't have to be hard or labor intensive either. When we answer our children's questions, teach new skills, practice old skills, explain things as we do something we would be doing anyhow, it's amazing how many different things one can teach. In a very short period of time too. One could be cooking dinner and discussing colors, shapes, gardening, cooking techniques, money management, frugality, nutrtion, health, creative cooking, related scientific concepts, etymology of food names, cooking terms, etc. etc. etc. You get the picture. And this could take place no matter what it is you are doing. Ah, the possibilities. Everyday is a journey of discovery and growth. So go ahead and enjoy all the teachable moments that you've been blessed with.


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