Your home is a teacher.
Charlotte Mason said,
“Therefore, we are limited to three educational instruments—the atmosphere of environment, the discipline of habit, and the presentation of living ideas. The P.N.E.U. Motto is: “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life.”
So as you curate your home to be one of the teachers, you are offloading some of the work of homeschooling.
Here are a few ways to get started-
🏡Build a home library- check out the lists here for suggestions to get started.
🏡Plant a garden-your child will learn much about the natural world through caring for a bit of ground. Our Nourishing Nature Kindergarten includes lots of ideas for interacting with the natural world.
🏡Keep indoor plants-it’s another way for your child to learn about growth, cause and effect, and caring for something beside themselves.
🏡Get a pet-even a fish can be helpful for teaching children responsibility and love for others.
🏡Cook together-our Peaceful Press Cookbook is a great place to start.
🏡Let your children help with chores-the mental and motor skills they learn as they organize laundry or toys, clean the kitchen, or bathroom, or sweep the floors are integral to whole child development.
🏡 Hang art on your walls. Even a few art postcards on a blackboard can help your child learn to appreciate beauty. Each of our the elementary bundles with the Peaceful Press includes beautiful artwork.