Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Two Days

I love having a house full of resources.
From sprinkles waiting in the cupboard to bookmarks for coolmath games to beautiful wooden board games.

 We got out the Human Body game again. 
Along with a book.
"Isn't it cheating?  I mean... if we look in a book to find out the answers?"
You would think that this wouldn't even be a question in our house... I mean--we always do things this way!
We play volleyball with a comfortable, soft bouncy-ball.  We master division and multiplication in our time and way by playing with dice and cuisenaire rods.  We exercise our brains with games calling for strategy and critical thinking.
"How is it possibly cheating? If you bother to figure out how to find the answer in a book, then learn what the answer is... what more could we want from our Play, than that?"

humming with her nose plugged
(goes against physics, you know.)

A body puzzle for Maddie,
and Othello for Trevy and I.

Pylos for Trev and his mama,

and Maddie learns Checkers.
I thought she had learned to play long ago, but she wasn't familiar with it, she said.
After a few minutes of instruction as we played... guess who won--and won on her own merit?

This morning we had a play to attend.
The Lightning Mind of Benjamin Franklin.
Always love the Children's Theatre.


 Toasted Pecan Cookies


bones, this time

Checkers for Maddie and Trevy

Quarto!, she wanted.

Math dice?
I love how comfortable he is getting with numbers--ie long division and infinite numbers aren't daunting, or cause for panic.  :)

At home days -or mostly At Home days- aren't really a problem, hmm?
We'll just play, and wander about, and tinker and surely find something to do.
It's a goodly sort of life.


  1. I love watching your simply lovely life :)

  2. I never knew it's against physics to hold your nose and hum. I had to try of course... didn't work one bit!

  3. Missing you and hoping all is well with you and yours.


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