06 March 2010

One of the things I love most about homeschooling is how my children get so many opportunities to learn things by doing. Lily, being a very typical 4 year old, loves to help out by following me around and by joining in on everything I'm doing. Somewhere in the past year, her "helping" became real helping and she now washes and dries dishes, sets the table, folds and puts away laundry, and makes meals. She gets a real joy from contributing and I enjoy watching the satisfaction she gets from accomplishing tasks.

Here's some of the supper prep Lily did the other night.

Chopping potatoes:

Showing me the work she did:

Lily washing dishes and Nick mopping/dancing. (Hhmm, I'm noticing a theme here of Lily in her pj's all day every day...)

And last, but certainly not least, we've got Olivia. At 7 months she can't quite run the washing machine yet but she sure is good at collecting dirty laundry!


El Cliff said...

4 years old, and she's already more trustworthy with a knife than her father. :)

Kyle said...

Put a Slap Chop in her hand and have her learn Vince's spiel and you've got yourself the next internet 15 minutes of fame.

KimProbable said...

Lily *loves* Vince! Seriously. She can't understand why we don't own a Slap Chop. I gave her a box of Sham Wow's for her birthday.

I'm totally dedicating her entire homeschooling life towards turning into a TV saleswoman. ;)

Anna B said...

That is one of the things I love about that age. Meara loves to mop and dust in addition to doing whatever I ask in the kitchen.

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