Saturday, November 03, 2018

This is more than a curriculum

(I started this post in September. That's why they look so tan!)

I am only a couple months into this "curriculum" by The Homegrown Preschooler and I feel like it is an answer to prayers I have voiced and prayers I never even knew I had. I saw it on a blog and instinctually and impulsively bought it (seems like everything I buy and do lately…).  

By the way, this isn't a sponsored post. But it should be! 
If anyone in Portugal reads this and buys this for their kids, please let me know! 

It appeals to the type-A/OCD side of me because it has a beautiful check-off list with a theme and Bible verse for every month. It appeals to the lazy/unschooling side of me because it is low-key, play-based and you can do what you are able to. 

It has a few quotes here and there for every month and my absolute favorite is this one by G.K. Chesterton:

"What is education? Properly speaking, there is no such thing as education. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."

This quote touches on so much of parenting/education/family/culture/life/what we're doing here on this earth for me. It touches on what is somewhat of an intuition for me and what is somewhat confirmed by books and people I trust. It is why I can't put them in a germ-filled "school" room with a 20-year-old teacher who will be their #1 influence, doing things I didn't do as a child.

It makes me dream again. It reminds me of the beautiful moments with nature and holidays in my own childhood. It has activities that are exciting for me and exciting for my kids. That I can set up and surprise them with or call out, "Who wants to play with ___?!" It brings us together. 

It's more than a curriculum. 

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