Cultivating Curiosity: How to Encourage Delight-Directed Learning

"Mom, look what I found!" My daughter holds up a roundish, light-coloured nut. "What is it?" "Hmmm." I take the nut from her and peer closely at it. It's smoothness feels cool against the palm of my hand. "It looks like a hickory nut. We'll look it up when we get home, just to be … Continue reading Cultivating Curiosity: How to Encourage Delight-Directed Learning

Geography Adventures: China

We did our China country study a few weeks ago. So this post? It's long overdue. But better late than never. Right? This was one of our favourite country studies to date. Chinese history and culture are fascinating. We used The Story About Ping as a springboard ... and then we dove deep. This post contains affiliate … Continue reading Geography Adventures: China

Geography Adventures: Toronto’s Chinatown

I always tell my children that one of the best things about homeschooling is the number of field trips we are able to take. It is so wonderful to have the freedom to do some experiential exploration of the things we're learning about! This week, we're going to be studying The Story About Ping to coincide with Chinese New … Continue reading Geography Adventures: Toronto’s Chinatown