Today I’m talking about how I taught my kids to play, which leads into why we homeschool. If you feel like you always needs to entertain your kids and are looking for how to build the independent play skills in your children, this episode is for you!

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • There is no one right way to do anything, schooling included!
  • Even if you don’t homeschool, you can take away ideas about how to run your household that can help your home life.
  • Enabling kids to have the space to play out real life things (like kitchen sets) gives them so much imagination and freedom!)
  • Recognizing kids’ capabilities to feed themselves, wash themselves and dress themselves requires us to relinquish some control of our control, but opens the door to have the kids be able to be contributing members of our households.
  • Charlotte Mason teaches that children are born persons. They have their own personalities and ambitions.
  • Teach children to be a part of a family and a community.


You Are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy (affiliate link)

A Delectable Education Podcast – The Early Years

Home Education by Charlotte Mason (affiliate link)

A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola (affiliate link)

The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies (affiliate link)

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